Extensive housebuilding and pressure on builders to meet European legislation have boosted sales at Encon, a Yorkshire insulation group. Led by managing director Douglas McKerracher, the company has grown rapidly since 3i backed a £35m secondary buyout in 1997, and in 2004 sales reached £158.5m. Encon makes and distributes insulation products, supplying contractors from its 25 branches across Britain.
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