Building a visitor centre on Skomer Island, an uninhabited wildlife sanctuary off the coast of Pembrokeshire, is presenting engingeering company Dawnus Construction with some novel challenges. All construction materials have to be taken across a treacherous stretch of sea and carried up a sheer cliff. Swansea-based Dawnus, which means gifted in Welsh, was set up by managing director Robert Jones and five colleagues in 2002 after their employer Taylor Woodrow closed its civil-engineering division in Wales. Sales have grown 151% a year, from £2m in 2002 to £30.9m last year.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank14
CompanyDawnus Construction
ActivityCivil engineering contractor
LocationSwansea
Annual sales rise over 3 years150.87%
Latest sales £000s30,858
Staff136
Founded2002
Websitewww.dawnus.co.uk

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