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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