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Founded in 1978 and still owned and run by brothers Alastair and Michael Powell, Cleveland Cable Company distributes electrical cables to customers across the world from its 12-acre site in Middlesbrough and seven regional depots. The cables are used in challenging environments, from offshore communication and security systems to underground signalling. Sales in 2011 rose 29%.

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Company details
CompanyCleveland Cable Company
ActivityElectrical cable distributor
Sales £m213.0
Operating profit £m24.2
Main shareholdersAlastair Powell (68%), Michael Powell (32%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda