Chesterfield-based fuel distributor CPL Industries provides smokeless coal to a third of the British households that still use it. This year, it launched a range of coal briquettes made from biomass that it says may lower CO2 emissions by up to 25%. CPL is owned by Royal Bank of Scotland and Vision Capital, and led by new chief executive Timothy Minett. Sales fell to £274.3m in 2008 as an unusually mild winter cut demand.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank106
CompanyCPL Industries
ActivitySolid fuels supplier
LocationChesterfield
Sales £m274.3
Operating profit £m7.7
Main shareholdersRoyal Bank of Scotland (47%), Vision Capital (40%), management (13%)
Staff755
Founded1995
Websitewww.cplindustries.co.uk

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