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Crown Oil supplies diesel, red diesel, heating oil and lubricants to homes and businesses in Britain. The Lancashire firm also provides emergency fuel and supplies mains gas, as well as installing gas, electricity and water connections. Matthew Greensmith, 43 — grandson of the founder Harry Greensmith — is managing director. Sales tracked global oil prices, falling 4% to £122m, though profits rose by almost a third to £6.1m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank237
CompanyCrown Oil
ActivityFuel and lubricant distributor
LocationBury
Sales £m122
Operating profit £m6.1
Main shareholders

Greensmith family (100%)

Staff224
Founded1977
Websitewww.crownoil.co.uk/

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda