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Chairman Fred Story, 63, founded this company in 1987. It provides rail and infrastructure projects, as well as training and plant hire, and has completed projects for Network Rail, local authorities and manufacturing clients. Sales grew 34% to £127.2m last year. The business has continued operating during the pandemic, albeit at a reduced level, working on projects such as a new railway station in Co Durham, which opened in June. It has also launched a virtual work experience scheme.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank201
CompanyStory Contracting
ActivityConstruction and civil engineering contractor
LocationCarlisle
Sales £m127.2
Operating profit £m5.2
Main shareholdersStory family (100%)
Staff718
Founded1987
Websitewww.storycontracting.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda