This company, established in 1875 as the City of Aberdeen Land Association, now comprises three businesses: Cala Homes, Cala Properties and Cala Finance which provides funding for residential developers. The group was taken private in 1999 in a £100m buyout backed by Bank of Scotland Corporate and led by executive chairman Geoff Ball. The cornerstone of the Edinburgh business’ strategy lies in its land bank which had a reported value of £1.1 billion in 2006. Sales reached £223.8m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank155
CompanyCALA Group
ActivityBuilder
LocationEdinburgh
Sales £m223.8
Operating profit £m19.7
Main shareholdersBank of Scotland Corporate (40%), management
Staff438
Founded1875
Websitewww.cala.co.uk

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