Founded in 1974 by executive chairman Morris Leslie, 61, this Perth business specialises in plant hire in the UK and the sale of used construction equipment globally. It also runs modern, commercial and classic vehicle auctions and says it sells more than 15,000 vehicles a year. In 2016 it increased its national coverage, helping profits grow to £7.7m. In January this year it acquired four plant hire depots from a company in administration.

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Company details
CompanyMorris Leslie
ActivityPlant hire business
Annual profit growth57.35%
Latest profits £000s7,729
Latest sales £000s40,063

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