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Romford-based Readie is a construction specialist operating in the industrial, logistics and retail sectors. The business built more than 4m sq ft of warehouse space in 2018, including a 574,000 sq ft industrial unit in Milton Keynes for European logistics group Gazeley. Founder and executive chairman Stuart Read, 49, initiated a management buyout last year, with his eight-strong senior team now owning 51%.

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Company details
CompanyReadie Construction
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationRomford, Essex
Sales £m172.8
Operating profit £m7.3
Main shareholdersStuart Read (49%), Paul Stephens (35%), management (16%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda