This specialist building contractor was founded in 1969 by chairman John Carey, 74, alongside brothers Tom, 72, and Pat, 70. It helped construct The Shard in London and remodelled the British Museum. Its services include civil engineering, demolition and a new homes division. Growth across all divisions, as well as the acquisition of drywall contractor BDL for an undisclosed sum, helped sales increase 37% to £257.6m last year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank99
CompanyCarey Group
ActivityBuilder
LocationWembley
Sales £m257.6
Operating profit £m6.9
Main shareholdersJohn Carey (40%), Patrick Carey (30%), Thomas Carey (30%)
Staff632
Founded1969
Websitewww.careysplc.co.uk

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