Fred Story, 62, founded this Carlisle-based housebuilder 32 years ago and it now works on developments across the north of England and southern Scotland. He relinquished his role as chief executive in 2017 but returned last year. Under his leadership, 2019 profits rose 94%, to £15.6m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank105
CompanyStory Homes
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationCarlisle
Sales £m*230.8
Operating profit £m*15.6
Main shareholdersStory family (94.5%), others (5.5%)
Staff505
Founded1987
Websitewww.storyhomes.co.uk

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