The Emerson Group doesn’t just build homes across England. The Cheshire housebuilder and property developer also works on residential, commercial and leisure projects in Portugal and Florida. Notable projects include the Boavista resort and golf course in Portugal, the Eagle Creek golf club in Florida, and the Lowry outlet mall in Manchester’s Salford Quays. Away from its core business, the company provides short-term managed office space. Founder Peter Emerson Jones remains chairman, and oversaw sales of £195.3m in 2007 and impressive profits of £80m.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank160
CompanyThe Emerson Group
ActivityBuilder, property developer
LocationCheshire
Sales £m*195.3
Operating profit £m*80.0
Main shareholdersAudrey and Peter Jones (51%), family trusts (49%)
Staff882
Founded1959
Websitewww.emerson.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda