Chairman Fred Story, 59, founded this Carlisle construction group in 1988, and in 2013 demerged the business from civil engineer Story Contracting to focus on housebuilding. Growth has been based on a strong land bank and expansion into Scotland and the northeast and northwest of England. Under chief executive Steve Errington, 46, profits hit £15.2m last year after the firm completed on 410 properties, up 63% on the previous year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank62
CompanyStory Homes
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationCarlisle
Annual profit growth68.36%
Latest profits £000s15,223
Latest sales £000s83,886
Staff177
Founded1987
Websitewww.storyhomes.co.uk

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