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This 160-year old County Antrim company has coped with the property slump in Ireland by focusing on its building and civil engineering work in the wider UK market. Projects include the £50m redevelopment of Loch Ryan ferry port in Scotland. Listed on the stock market in 1979, McLaughlin & Harvey was taken private in 1993 by Kenneth Cheevers. Sales rose by 20% in 2011.

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Company details
CompanyMcLaughlin & Harvey
ActivityBuilding, engineering contractor
LocationCounty Antrim
Sales £m197.9
Operating profit £m3.2
Main shareholdersKenneth Cheevers (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda