Steel frameworks for construction projects are often designed and built by this Bury firm, which was founded in 1945. The company’s British work involves mostly commercial, retail, power and industrial structures, while facilities in India, Singapore, Dubai and Abu Dhabi support projects mainly in the oil and gas industry. These include 6,500 tonnes of structural steelwork over 26 floors for an iconic disc-shaped commercial development in the Gulf. Run by founder William Hare’s grandchildren David and Susan Hodgkiss, sales in 2008 reached £213.6m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank138
CompanyWilliam Hare Group
ActivityStructural steel engineer
LocationBury
Sales £m213.6
Operating profit £m11.7
Main shareholdersHodgkiss family (78%), other (22%)
Staff1,635
Founded1945
Websitewww.hare.com

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