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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