Long before the Manchester property boom was a twinkle in anyone’s eye, Peter Emerson Jones, a former joiner, founded his property company in 1959. The group builds homes across north and southeast England and works on commercial developments. Its international activities include golf-course develop- ments in the Algarve and Florida. Still chaired by Emerson Jones, the group had sales of £145m and operating profits of £65m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank210
CompanyThe Emerson Group
ActivityBuilder, property developer
LocationCheshire
Sales £m*145.0
Operating profit £m*65.0
Main shareholdersAudrey & Peter Jones (51%), family trusts (49%)
Staff813
Founded1959
Websitewww.emerson.co.uk

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