Founded in 1959 by chairman Peter Emerson Jones, this Cheshire housebuilder and property developer has seen its fortunes flourish. It has residential, commercial and leisure projects in Portugal and Florida such as the Boavista resort and golf course in Portugal and the Eagle Creek country and golf club in Florida. Locally, it is responsible for developments like Lowry Mall at Salford Quays in Manchester and Middlebrook in Bolton. As well as building more than 400 homes a year in Britain, and undertaking commercial development and investment, it also supplies short-term managed office space. Sales in 2008 reached £180m.

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Company details
CompanyThe Emerson Group
ActivityBuilder, property developer
Sales £m180.0
Operating profit £m72.7
Main shareholdersPeter Emerson Jones and family trusts

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