While his day job involves low-loaders and demolition lorries, founder and managing director Rob Collard, 48, also owns Collard Racing and is a regular race winner in the British Touring Car championships. Last year he acquired the waste management business started by his father, Mick — himself a former Hot Rods world champion. As well as carrying out demolitions — such as the former Unilever building in Slough — this Hampshire firm also provides skip hire and haulage services. Profits increased to £4.7m in 2015.

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Company details
CompanyCollard Group
ActivityDemolition, haulage and skip hire
LocationEversley, Hampshire
Annual profit growth71.49%
Latest profits £000s4,744
Latest sales £000s26,356

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