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Founded in 1911 as a Cambridge timber merchant, Ridgeons’ products now range from screws and drills to flooring timber and bathroom fittings. Led by chief executive Ian Northen, 42, it serves customers from 42 locations across the east of England and beyond. Turnover reached a record £160.3m in 2016, helped by the performance of its plumbing supply branches, launched in 2015, and by its forest products division.

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Company details
ActivityTimber and builders' merchant
Sales £m160.3
Operating profit £m4.9
Main shareholdersRidgeon family (99%), other (1%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda