CHAP

This diversified construction and engineering company was formed when Alasdair Craigie, chief executive, and three of his colleagues left Aberdeen Construction Group to go it alone. As well as traditional construction and housebuilding, Chap’s interests span quarrying, cabling and, after the acquisition of NTP Kitchens & Joinery, kitchen manufacture and supply. The company is now developing retirement homes and considering building an eco-village on its quarry when the site is worked out. Profits have grown 51% a year, from £1.1m in 2004 to £3.7m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank91
CompanyCHAP
ActivityBuilder and civil engineer
LocationAberdeenshire
Annual profit growth50.78%
Latest profits £000s3,666
Latest sales £000s40,404
Staff286
Founded1976
Websitewww.chap.co.uk

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