This conglomerate is led by executive chairman Alex Dorrian, 72, and vicechairman Robert Marshall, 56, and operates in sectors including aerospace, defence and property. Last December it won a contract worth more than £100m to supply the Dutch armed forces with 1,400 military containers. Its AIM-listed car dealership, Marshall Motor Holdings, is its largest subsidiary, and accounted for 88% of its £2.5bn in sales last year.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank20
CompanyMarshall Group
ActivityConglomerate
LocationCambridge
Sales £m2,484
Profit £m58
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersSir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
Staff5,797
Founded1909
Websitewww.marshallgroup.co.uk

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