This Tyneside building and civil engineering firm has been involved in projects such as the new City of London Travelodge and redevelopment of Newbury racecourse. Profits tripled to £3.7m in 2017 after completion of a student housing scheme in Liverpool and work at Durham’s Arnison retail park, and it entered 2018 with a £94m order book. Andy McLeod, 53, took over the chief executive role in March.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank158
CompanyTolent
ActivityConstruction
LocationGateshead
Sales £m178.4
Operating profit £m3.7
Main shareholders

Gutenga Investments (50%), Tarom Foundation (24%), others (26%)

Staff418
Websitewww.tolent.co.uk

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