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Chairman Peter Emerson Jones, 82, founded this Cheshire builder and developer in 1959. The group now works in Florida and Portugal as well as the UK, with projects including golf courses and residential and commercial properties. The firm completed on 432 UK homes in the year to April, and an upturn in the American market helped profits rise 13% to £85m.

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Company details
CompanyThe Emerson Group
ActivityBuilder, property developer
Sales £m*240.3
Operating profit £m*85.0
Main shareholdersJones family trusts (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda