The former footballer Sir Willie Haughey, 57, and his wife Susan, 61, set up a refrigeration business in 1985 with savings of £70,000. Today its services include managing facilities for supermarkets such as Asda and installing cooling equipment and air conditioning. Other clients include Ladbrokes and Centrica. Its Australian business works with Coles, the country’s second-largest supermarket chain.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank49
CompanyCity Refrigeration Holdings
ActivityFacilities maintenance provider
LocationGlasgow
Sales £m397.0
Operating profit £m7.1
Main shareholdersWillie, Susan and Kenny Haughey (100%)
Staff12,075
Founded1985
Websitewww.city-holdings.co.uk

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