This Bournemouth firm sells two-thirds of Britain’s owner-occupier retirement housing. Sales rose 21% to £310.8m last year. It hopes to capitalise on a predicted 80% increase in over-65s by 2030. Clive Fenton, 56, is chief executive. It is owned by TPG, Goldman Sachs and other private equity firms.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank82
CompanyMcCarthy & Stone
ActivityRetirement house builder
LocationBournemouth
Sales £m310.8
Operating profit £m40.7
Main shareholdersGoldman Sachs, TPG, other equity funds
Staff899
Founded1973
Websitewww.mccarthyandstone.co.uk

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