Operating predominantly in the Midlands, building and engineering contractor Thomas Vale has worked on projects including Birmingham airport and a £38m office block for Birmingham city council, as well as schools, colleges and affordable homes. 3i backed a secondary buyout from the engineering company Metsec in 1992, before management bought back 100% of the share capital in 2009. Overseen by group managing director Tony Hyde, sales reached £251.6m in 2011.

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Company details
CompanyThomas Vale
ActivityBuilding, engineering contractor
Sales £m251.6
Operating profit £m3.6
Main shareholdersManagement (100%)

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