Gardline Shipping

This diversified group of 35 companies operates in the shipping and marine science sectors. The Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, business charters ships to provide services that include seabed mapping and submarine cable routing. Other group companies operate in the security, environmental surveying and satellite-communications industries. Founded in 1969 by George Darling, the company is now chaired by his son Gregory. Sales in 2009 reached £164.6m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank205
CompanyGardline Shipping
ActivityMarine science services provider
LocationGreat Yarmouth
Sales £m164.6
Operating profit £m20.9
Main shareholdersGreg Darling and family (100%)
Staff1,219
Founded1969
Websitewww.gardline.com

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