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This construction giant has built landmarks as diverse as the Millennium Dome and the new British Library. It is now run by 10 McAlpine family members through the parent company, Newarthill. The firm also has property, wind-farm and aviation interests. In 2002 it reported sales of £794m and made an operating loss of £4m owing to hefty Private Finance Initiative bidding costs and contract difficulties.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank31
CompanySir Robert McAlpine
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m794
Profit £m-4
Year endOct 02
Principal shareholdersMcAlpine family (100%)
Staff2,573
Founded1869
Websitewww.sir-robert-mcalpine.com

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