Peel Ports Group owns 19 ports in Britain and handles 65m tons of cargo every year. The Liverpool-headquartered business is led by chief executive Mark Whitworth, 48, and is currently working on the development of Liverpool 2. The £300m project that will double the size of the city’s container terminal and enable it to accommodate the world’s largest container ships when it opens for business next year.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank26
CompanyPeel Ports Group
ActivityPort services provider
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m501.9
Operating profit £m101.5
Main shareholdersJohn Whittaker and family (50.1%), RREEF Infrastructure (49.9%)
Staff1,963
Founded1920
Websitewww.peelports.com

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