Trad Group

East London business Trad Group sells and leases scaffolding for use on building projects, from house extensions to London’s Heron Tower skyscraper that was completed last year. Founded in 1971, Trad is run by managing director Des Moore and its main business is selling scaffolding through offices in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Stockport and Andover. Its clients are mainly building contractors, including big names such as Skanska, Mace and Mansell. Involvement on big projects such as The Shard helped boost profits 55% a year, from £1.1m in 2007 to £4m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank65
CompanyTrad Group
ActivityScaffolding contractor
LocationEast London
Annual profit growth54.99%
Latest profits £000s3,963
Latest sales £000s14,802
Staff138
Founded1971
Websitewww.trad.co.uk

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