Though it was incorporated in 1973, Patersons traces its history back to 1826. It began with just one quarry near Glasgow, but now controls six in Scotland and has diversified into waste management, road haulage and facilities management. It also owns George Newberry Coachbuilders, which customises commercial vehicles such as minibuses. Chairman William Paterson, 70, saw profits hit £3.6m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank58
CompanyPatersons Quarries
ActivityQuarry operator
LocationGlasgow
Annual profit growth69.91%
Latest profits £000s3,570
Latest sales £000s64,064
Staff881
Founded1973
Websitewww.patersonsquarries.co.uk

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