Edinburgh house-builder and property developer Miller Group endured another difficult year in 2009, along with most other operators in its sector, but the company believes that customer confidence is returning in the housing and commercial-property sectors. With debt of more than £800m, sales dropped almost 25% to £783m in 2009, but the management said the decline was partly due to the business focusing on profits rather than sales. Recent projects have included the construction of Edinburgh city council’s headquarters and new supermarkets for W m Morrison and J Sainsbury. The company is run by chief executive Keith Miller, nephew of the founder, the late Sir James Miller.

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Company details
CompanyThe Miller Group
ActivityHousebuilder & construction services
Sales £m*783
Profit £m*14
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersMiller family, Lloyds Banking Group, employees

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