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MKM says it is Britain’s largest independent builders’ merchants with 42 branches across England and Scotland. Led by founder and executive chairman David Kilburn, 70, and recently appointed chief executive Philip Johns, 52, the Hull-based company says that the launch of a click-and-collect website and new products helped to lift sales by 30% to £212.9m last year.

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Company details
CompanyMKM Building Supplies
ActivityBuilders' merchant
Sales £m212.9
Operating profit £m12.5
Main shareholdersManagement (51%), 3i (38%), LDC (11%),

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda