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This contractor works for utilities to repair power lines, lay water and gas pipes and install fibreoptic cable, among other activities. In March, the family firm completed a pipeline nearly a mile long at Cork harbour estuary for Irish Water — part of a £129m drainage project aimed at reducing pollution. The Manchester-based business was founded by Tim O’Connor, 60, and brother Tom, 58, in 1994; sales reached £202m this year.

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Company details
CompanyO’Connor Group
ActivityUtility contractor
Sales £m202.0*
Operating profit £m17.0*
Main shareholdersO'Connor family (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda