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Founded in Fife in 1860 to import wood from Scandinavia and Russia, this fifth-generation family-owned timber business has six trading divisions offering saw-milling services, timber engineering and specialist building products. In 2016, it acquired roofing product supplier Nu-Style for an undisclosed sum. It is led by group managing director Scott Cairns, 52, and Neil Donaldson, 64, chairman.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank147
CompanyJames Donaldson Group
ActivityTimber merchant
LocationFife
Sales £m*183.4
Operating profit £m*8.6
Main shareholdersDonaldson family (88%), employees (12%)
Staff832
Founded1860
Websitewww.donaldson-timber.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda