Reece Group

This group, founded by engineer Alan Reece in 1983, operates in the defence, subsea, construction and energy markets. The majority of sales come from Newcastle-based Pearson Engineering, which makes mine clearing machines, with group exports hitting £205.9m in 2011. Following Alan’s death in December, the family-owned company is now chaired by his son John Reece, 52.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank147
CompanyReece Group
ActivityDefence equipment manufacturer
LocationNewcastle
2-yr av intl sales growth pa35.77%
International sales £000s205,868
Total sales £000s211,695
Staff268
Founded1983
Websitewww.pearson-eng.com

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