Founded in 1935 as a road haulier, Dawson Group is now a rental business, specialising in commercial vehicles ranging from trucks and trailers to road sweepers and temporary kitchens. The Milton Keynes company, which is led by chairman Peter Dawson, 77, spent £138m last year to buy more machines and expand its continental operations.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank173
CompanyDawsongroup
ActivityAsset rental operator
LocationMilton Keynes
Sales £m181.3
Operating profit £m45.4
Main shareholdersPeter Dawson & family (100%)
Staff676
Founded1935
Websitewww.dawsongroup.co.uk

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