Durham-based Esh Group has divisions involved in most areas of construction, including civil engineering, property development and social housing maintenance. Improved market confidence, the acquisition of Border Construction for an undisclosed sum and investment in its Yorkshire operations, where it doubled its office space, helped profits more than double to £11.6m in 2014. The group is led by chief executive Brian Manning, 58.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank54
CompanyEsh Group
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationDurham
Annual profit growth75.32%
Latest profits £000s11,603
Latest sales £000s276,761
Staff1,105
Founded1999
Websitewww.esh.uk.com

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