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Founded in 1983, Essex-based LFF Group supplies pipes, fittings and flanges to the oil, gas and power industries. The firm has facilities in Aberdeen, north England and London and recently opened some in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Last year it formed an American subsidiary, LFF Houston, to strengthen its relationships with the biggest contractors in Texas so it can tender for their international contracts. Boosted by strong overseas growth, sales rose 32% to £148.7m in 2008.

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Company details
CompanyLFF Group
ActivityOil equipment supplier
LocationBasildon, Essex
Sales £m148.7
Operating profit £m10.9
Main shareholdersMark Prior (33.3%), Stewart Poulton (33.3%), Roberto Galperti (33.3%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda