This Peterborough company makes more than 100 truck bodies and trailers a week, more than treble its output five years ago, and more than doubled profits last year to £3.7m. It also repairs and refurbishes trucks and trailers, and offers fleet asset management for companies such as Next and Travis Perkins. Chairman Lawrence Marshall, 80, started the business in 1973 and in 2001 handed over its leadership to his son, group managing director Laurence, 50. Seizing on growth of the home delivery market, in 2015 it won a three-year contract to make all of Sainsbury’s home delivery vehicles.

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Company details
Year2016
CompanyLawrence David
ActivityTrailer manufacturer
LocationPeterborough
Profits £0003,676
Sales £00073,658
Staff215
Founded1973
Websitewww.lawrencedavid.co.uk