Focused on the public sector, and taking on projects such as the regeneration of housing estates for local councils and housing associations, this Essex construction company has boosted its profits by 38% a year from £3m in 1998 to £7.9m in 2001, when it had 385 staff. Derek Higgins, the founder, runs the company with his three sons.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank53
CompanyHiggins Group
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationEssex
Annual profit growth38.05%
Latest profits £000s7,942
Latest sales £000s99,647
Staff385
Founded1961
Websitewww.higgins-group.co.uk

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