This family-owned company was set up by John Murphy in 1945 to clear bomb sites in London after the Blitz.Today it undertakes civil and mechanical engineering projects in Britain and overseas. Its recent work has included the redevelopment of Kings Cross railway station and the £200m construction of the Crossrail Thames tunnel. The company appointed Steve Hollingshead, 59, as its new chief executive in April.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank90
CompanyMurphy Group
ActivityCivil engineering contractor
LocationCentral London
Sales £m666
Profit £m17
Year endDec 13
Principal shareholdersMurphy family (100%)
Staff3,951
Founded1992
Websitewww.murphygroup.co.uk

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