Celebrating its 21st anniversary this year, Hull’s MKM is one of Britain’s largest independent builders’ merchants, with 42 branches across England and Scotland. It is led by founder and chairman David Kilburn, 71, and chief executive Philip Johns, 53, and has benefited from stronger construction activity, with sales up 18% to £251.9m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank70
CompanyMKM Building Supplies
ActivityBuilders' merchant
LocationHull
Sales £m251.9
Operating profit £m15.9
Main shareholdersManagement (51%), 3i (37%), LDC (12%),
Staff938
Founded1995
Websitewww.mkmbs.co.uk

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