Profit Track 100

David McLean’s construction business began with the building of a public toilet in Flint, north Wales, in 1972. The company is still based in Flint but, with a turnover of £104m by 1998, it has become one of the UK’s largest private builders, undertaking development and management contracts throughout north Wales and north-west England. With profits up 38% pa, from £2.1m in 1995 to £5.4m in 1998, the company attributes its success to squeezing costs, cutting land purchases in troubled times, and developing non-confrontational, partnering relationships with clients. McLean currently builds around 400 houses per year. It has also entered into a partnering agreement with Shell, worth £45m, to refurbish their petrol stations.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanyDavid McLean
ActivityBuilding contractor
Annual profit growth37.99%
Latest profits £000s5,421
Latest sales £000s104,024

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure