This housebuilder constructed more than 2,000 homes last year and plans to double this in the medium term, thanks to increasing buyer confidence and the government’s support for the sector. In June 2014, it bought luxury developer Millgate, which contributed £13.3m to its latest sales. The company is based in Brentwood, Essex, and is led by group chief executive Ian Sutcliffe, 56. It is majority owned by private equity firm Oaktree Capital.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank44
CompanyCountryside
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationBrentwood
Sales £m433.1
Operating profit £m48.8
Main shareholdersOaktree Capital Management, Countryside Management
Staff637
Founded1958
Websitewww.countryside-properties-corporate.com

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