Rick Willmott, 55, leads this construction group, which has been run by five generations of his family for 166 years. Current projects range from £130m upgrades to Bristol’s Colston Hall to transforming the Old Admiralty Building into offices for the Department for Education. In March, the Hertfordshire company agreed a deal that gives Malaysia’s EcoWorld International a 70% stake in a management company for its residential business.

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Company details
CompanyWillmott Dixon
ActivityConstruction contractor
Sales £m1,480
Profit £m20
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersFamily & management (100%)

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