Burdens

This company has a range of more than 18,000 products it supplies to the infrastructure, civil engineering, environmental and industrial markets, from gas pipelines to rainwater harvesting systems. The Burdens Charitable Foundation owns almost half of stake in the firm whose projects focus both on sub-Saharan Africa and in the communities in which the business trades. Sales rose to £335.3m in 2008 under chief executive Jeremy Burden.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank60
CompanyBurdens
ActivityBuilding materials distributor
LocationBristol
Sales £m335.3
Operating profit £m7.6
Main shareholdersBurdens Foundation (48%), founding families (42%), management and staff (10%)
Staff1,141
Founded1929
Websitewww.burdens.co.uk

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