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This firm was founded in 1978 by its chief executive, Ray O’Rourke, 72. The flagship projects for the engineering and construction firm include Crossrail and the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. It experienced a challenging year in 2018, with sales falling 6%, to £2.8bn. Despite the difficult business climate, the firm agreed a three-year financing deal for the UK business in February, and has secured £8.1bn of future work.

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Company details
CompanyLaing O’Rourke
ActivityEngineering and construction group
Sales £m2,758
Profit £m31
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersRay O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)

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