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Glasgow-based GAP offers construction tools, lifting equipment and plant, such as mechanical diggers, for hire from 146 depots. It also stocks non-mechanical plant, and in February invested £2m in a tanker hire division. The firm is run by Douglas and Iain Anderson, 65 and 61 respectively, sons of founder Gordon. With 23% of its workforce on furlough, it has continued to operate during the pandemic, and distributed more than 15,000 visors given by the Contractors Appeal campaign to NHS staff.

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Company details
CompanyGAP Group
ActivityPlant and tool hire
Sales £m203
Operating profit £m22.2
Main shareholdersDouglas Anderson (37.5%), Iain Anderson (37.5%), Maureen Smith (20%), other family and management (5%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda