Founder Bill Ainscough, 69, sold the majority of his Wainhomes business to Wilson Connolly in 2001, in a £132.5m deal, retaining one division, which became Wain Group. Headquartered in Manchester, the group operates three housebuilding divisions, in Bristol, Exeter and Warrington. Ainscough last year retired as executive chairman and his son Will, 40, has taken on the role. As we went to press, the group reported this year’s sales rose to £194.7m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank153
CompanyWain Group
ActivityHousebuilder
LocationCarrington, Manchester
Sales £m168
Operating profit £m40.6
Main shareholdersBill & Will Ainscough (100%)
Staff223
Founded1982
Websitewww.wainhomes.net

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