Founded by Jack O’Hea in 1931, this Hampshire-based firm designs, supplies, installs and maintains smoke control, ventilation, climate control and solar shading for its clients’ buildings and is still owned by the O’Hea family. Strong demand for its CoolStream products and small acquisitions in Spain and Germany helped raise sales by 15% to £181.4m in 2017, under chief executive Mark Oliver, 56.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank153
CompanyColt
ActivityVentilation systems provider
LocationHampshire
Sales £m181.4
Operating profit £m6.7
Main shareholdersO'Hea family (78%), Colt Foundation (22%)
Staff1,060
Founded1931
Websitewww.coltgroup.com

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