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To show gratitude to NHS staff and to memorialise lives lost to Covid-19, this grounds maintenance firm led a garden renovation at Newham hospital in east London. Chief executive Simon Morrish, 45, leads the Essex-based company, which acquired the 160-year-old winter gritting firm JW Crowther & Son in January. Sales were £118m in the year to March. Clients include Tesco, Network Rail and Sainsbury’s.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank216
CompanyGround Control
ActivityOutdoor maintenance services
LocationBillericay
Sales £m118.0*
Operating profit £m15.1*
Main shareholdersSimon Morrish (75%), Rob Loader (2.5%), Simon Hughes (2%), Marcus Watson (0.5%), others (20%)
Staff759
Founded1973
Websitewww.ground-control.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda