Simons Group

From its humble origins repairing runways in Lincolnshire during the second world war, this building firm now has offices all over England offering a mix of construction, property development and engineering consultancy. A change in strategy to focus on fewer but bigger customers, including J†Sainsbury, Asda, B&Q and Debenhams, led to a slight drop in the firm’s sales, from a high of £232m in 2001 to £205.5m in March 2005. Chairman and chief executive Paul Hodgkinson owns the company with his brother Philip.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank99
CompanySimons Group
ActivityBuilding contractor
LocationLincoln
Sales £m*205.5
Operating profit £m*4.0
Main shareholdersPaul and Philip Hodgkinson and family (96%)
Staff796
Founded1944
Websitewww.simonsgroup.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda