From providing logistics services to Asda and Ikea to rebuilding schools in Glasgow, the Malcolm Group serves a wide range of sectors and clients. With its core activities in logistics and construction, the family-owned company operates 450 trucks and 1,000 trailers. Its warehousing space is the size of 200 football pitches. Chairman Donald Malcolm was 14 when he inherited the family business, and in 2005 the company re-acquired its listed logistics arm in a £118m public-to-private buyout backed by Bank of Scotland corporate. Sales reached £225.3m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank149
CompanyMalcolm Group
ActivityLogistics and construction services
LocationLinwood, nr Glasgow
Sales £m225.3
Operating profit £m9.9
Main shareholdersBank of Scotland Corporate (19%), Malcolm family (78%), others
Staff2,076
Founded1940
Websitewww.malcolmgroup.co.uk

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