Willie Haughey founded Glasgow-based City Refrigeration in 1985 to service fridges in pubs. But a contract with Asda in 1996 transformed the company into a complete facilities manager. It now helps to keep 255 Asda stores running 24 hours a day and cleans Spirit Group and Punch Taverns pubs, carrying out refurbishments when necessary. Sales have increased 109% a year from £10.3m in 1998 to £94.1m in 2001, when the company had 3,318 employees.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank24
CompanyCity Refrigeration Holdings
ActivityFacilities maintenance provider
LocationGlasgow
Annual sales rise over 3 years109.24%
Latest sales £000s94,051
Staff3,318
Founded1985
Websitewww.city-holdings.co.uk

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