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This Belfast-based construction and fit-out firm reopened sites in May. Among the projects it has worked on are Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, the Lyric Theatre in Belfast and Premier Inns across the UK. The group opened a new £5m headquarters in Belfast at the end of June, and has an office in London. Managing director Ray Hutchinson, 48, leads the group, and saw sales reach £179.4m in 2018. As we went to press, it reported that sales fell 9% to £163.1m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank129
CompanyGilbert-Ash
ActivityConstruction and fit-out
LocationBelfast
Sales £m179.4
Operating profit £m7.3
Main shareholders

Gerard Hughes (14%), Raymond Gilroy (14%), Raymond Hutchinson (14%), Mark Knutt (13%), other management (45%)

Staff177
Founded1946
Websitewww.gilbert-ash.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda