Rick Willmott, 56, is the fifth generation of his family to lead this 167-year-old construction and fit-out group. Its projects in London range from modernising the east wing of Victorianera Alexandra Palace theatre and the Old Admiralty building on Horseguards Parade to the £18m contract to revamp key areas of the National Gallery. In April, it won a second Queen’s Award for enterprise, recognising its role in preserving the environment.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank39
CompanyWillmott Dixon
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m1,462
Profit £m41
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersFamily & management (100%)
Staff3,059
Founded1852
Websitewww.willmottdixon.co.uk

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