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More than 20 years ago, chief executive Alan McLeish, 53, established QTS as a tree surgery business with £300 borrowed from his parents. The group has since expanded to provide a range of services from civil engineering and specialist plant hire to geotechnical works and fencing. Its customers operate in transport, utilities and local authority sectors, and profits reached £3.4m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank62
CompanyQTS
ActivityEngineering services provider
LocationLanarkshire
Annual profit growth51.49%
Latest profits £000s3,368
Latest sales £000s27,791
Staff105
Founded1990
Websitewww.qtsgroup.com

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