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Family-owned Jelson builds and sells homes across the East Midlands. It has its own joinery shop, employs in-house plumbers and electricians, and runs an apprentice academy. Sales offices closed during lockdown but have since reopened; customers viewing houses are being asked to wear masks and gloves. Founded in 1889, it is led by managing director Robert Jelley, 64.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank207
CompanyJelson
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationLeicester
Sales £m121.8
Operating profit £m16.3
Main shareholdersGraham Jelley (22%), Robert Jelley (22%), Patricia Pytches (22%), Ronald Jelley (13%), others (21%)
Staff755
Founded1889
Websitewww.jelson.co.uk

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda