Founded in 1935 as a road haulage company, Dawsongroup now operates as a specialist asset rental business. Its trucks and trailers division accounts for approximately half the group’s sales, which reached £153.2m in 2008. Other vehicles and equipment for hire from the company include buses, coaches, forklift trucks, sweepers, cold storage facilities, and temporary kitchens. Dawsongroup is led by chairman Peter Dawson, and based in Milton Keynes.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank250
CompanyDawsongroup
ActivityAsset rental operator
LocationMilton Keynes
Sales £m153.2
Operating profit £m38.5
Main shareholdersPeter Dawson & family (100%)
Staff620
Founded1935
Websitewww.dawsongroup.co.uk

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