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This Plymouth-based distribution firm has supported the NHS during the pandemic, providing storage space and offering free delivery of water supplies to the Scottish ambulance service. It says its fleet of 1,000 vehicles covers 75 million miles every year. Chief executive John Gregory, 62, runs the company, which his grandfather founded in 1919. Acquisitions in recent years include Scottish firm Highland Haulage. Sales rose 37% to £238.9m last year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank75
CompanyGregory Distribution
ActivityDistribution services
LocationPlymouth
Sales £m238.9
Operating profit £m9.6
Main shareholdersJohn Gregory and family (100%)
Staff2,492
Founded1919
Websitewww.gdl.uk.com

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