Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m % annual growth Profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 INEOSChemicals manufacturer Switzerland / UK Dec 17 *26,862 35.7 *4,891 18,500 Sir Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andy Currie (20%)
2 GreenergyFuel supplier Central London Dec 18 *16,836 7.4 *54 971 Brookfield Business Partners (85%), management (15%)
3 EG GroupFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Dec 18 *10,621 135.0 *446 20,275 Issa family (50%), TDR Capital (50%)
4 SwireConglomerate Central London Dec 18 *10,580 1.2 *1,724 92,256 Swire family (67%), others (33%)
5 John Lewis PartnershipFood and general retailer Central London Jan 19 10,317 1.0 637 83,700 Employees (100%)
6 Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailer North London Dec 18 *5,056 38.9 *507 29,490 Rubin family (100%)
7 DysonAppliance manufacturer Singapore Dec 18 *4,400 24.4 *1,100 9,500 Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
8 Arnold ClarkCar dealer Glasgow Dec 18 *4,237 7.8 *294 12,232 Clark family and trusts (100%)
9 MFGFuel forecourt operator St Albans Dec 18 *3,378 93.4 *204 444 Clayton Dubilier & Rice (>50%), management inc. Alasdair Locke (<50%)
10 EMRMetal recycler Warrington Dec 18 *3,369 2.2 *149 3,288 Sheppard family (100%)
11 JCBConstruction equipment manufacturer Staffordshire Dec 17 3,354 28.0 266 10,378 Bamford family interests (100%)
12 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul 18 3,339 1.5 115 21,949 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
13 Bestway GroupConglomerate West London Jun 18 3,224 -2.1 457 27,919 Sir Anwar Pervez and family (88%), management (12%)
14 IcelandFrozen food retailer North Wales Mar 19 3,085 4.2 140 15,800 Brait (63%), Sir Malcolm Walker and management (37%)
15 HeathrowAirport Heathrow Dec 18 2,970 3.0 1,954 7,276 Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Investment Authority (20%), CDPQ (13%), GIC (11%), Alinda (11%), CIC (10%), USS (10%)
16 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 18 2,857 25.4 715 4,236 Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
17 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 19 *2,780 6.3 n/a 35,000 Perkins family and branch co-owners (100%)
18 Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction group Dartford Mar 18 2,758 -6.0 31 12,796 Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
19 Radius Payment SolutionsFleet services provider Crewe Mar 19 *2,488 15.8 *80 1,391 Bill Holmes (44%), Inflexion Private Equity (24%), Roy Sciortino (11%), other management (21%)
20 Marshall GroupConglomerate Cambridge Dec 18 2,484 -4.6 58 5,797 Sir Michael Marshall, Robert Marshall & family trusts (71%), others (29%)
21 WestcoastTechnology distributor Reading Dec 18 2,465 10.7 31 1,372 Joe Hemani (100%)
22 Rigby GroupConglomerate Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 18 2,373 9.5 59 7,509 Sir Peter Rigby and family (100%)
23 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec 18 *2,347 19.0 *38 5,561 Mark Reynolds (34%), Stephen Pycroft (14%), Gareth Lewis (13%), other management (39%)
24 ISGConstruction services provider Central London Dec 18 *2,238 30.9 *42 2,783 Cathexis (100%)
25 Home BargainsValue retailer Liverpool Jun 18 2,143 14.7 244 20,313 Tom Morris and family (100%)
26 Thames Water (Kemble)Water services provider Reading Mar 18 2,045 -0.9 1,075 5,426 Consortium of investors, including OMERS (32%), USS (11%), ADIA (10%), others (47%)
27 RubixIndustrial parts distributor Central London Dec 18 *2,026 5.9 *174 8,151 Advent International, management
28 Shop DirectOnline retailer Liverpool Jun 18 1,959 1.5 262 3,719 Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay family settlements (100%)
29 ArcadiaFashion retailer Central London Aug 17 1,905 -5.6 198 23,424 Lady Tina Green and family, other shareholders
30 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct 18 1,896 4.6 20 1,465 Vitruvian Partners (73%), Erebus Holdings (17%), management (10%)
31 Pension Insurance CorporationBulk annuity insurer Central London Dec 18 1,821 27.2 523 201 Reinet Investments, CVC Capital Partners, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Legend Holdings Corporation
32 Mott MacDonaldEngineering, management & development Croydon Dec 18 1,621 4.7 66 14,839 Employees (88%), trust (12%)
33 ArupDesign and engineering consultancy Central London Mar 18 1,564 3.6 173 13,841 Employees through trusts (100%)
34 WilkoValue retailer Nottinghamshire Feb 19 1,556 -2.0 45 10,347 Wilkinson family (100%)
35 Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle maker Derbyshire Jun 18 1,515 5.0 220 3,663 John Bloor (100%)
36 ClarksShoe maker, retailer and wholesaler Somerset Feb 18 †1,511 -8.7 †72 13,897 Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)
37 WatesConstruction contractor Leatherhead Dec 18 1,501 -7.5 30 3,897 Wates family (100%)
38 ChrysaorOil exploration and production Central London Dec 18 1,473 505.0 1,073 369 EIG Global Energy Partners (90%), others, including management (10%)
39 Willmott DixonConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec 18 1,462 -1.2 41 3,059 Family & management (100%)
40 Stemcor Global HoldingsSteel trader Central London Dec 18 *1,450 -12.2 *29 290 Apollo Global Management (32%), Monarch (25%), others (43%)
41 FinastraFinancial software provider Central London May 18 *1,401 1.5 n/a 10,700 Vista Equity Partners (100%)
42 Anglian Water GroupWater services provider Cambridgeshire Mar 18 1,338 -0.7 679 4,939 CPPIB (32.9%), IFM Investors (19.8%), Infinity Investments (16.7%), CFSGAM (15.6%), Camulodunum (15%)
43 JCT600Car dealer Bradford Dec 18 1,277 2.0 31 2,239 Jack Tordoff (100%)
44 A.F. Blakemore & SonRetail, wholesale and distribution West Midlands Apr 18 1,257 -3.3 18 7,898 Blakemore family (100%)
45 McLaren GroupAutomotive technology group Woking Dec 18 1,257 44.2 149 3,798 Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company (57.8%), TAG Group (14.7%), Michael Latifi (7.7%), others (19.9%)
46 RontecRoadside retailer Watford Sep 18 1,251 1.7 40 116 Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
47 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar 18 1,236 16.5 23 483 Phil Wallace & family trusts (24%), Steve Anderson (24%), Colin Dicker & family trusts (16%), others (36%)
48 W&R BarnettConglomerate Belfast Jul 18 1,232 10.6 68 1,567 Robert Barnett and family (100%)
49 ListersAutomotive retailer Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 19 *1,230 0.0 *22 2,383 Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
50 New LookFashion retailer Central London Mar 19 1,221 -9.4 69 15,528 Brait (88%), founder (6%), management (6%)
51 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec 17 1,188 11.9 324 2,371 Grant and Gordon families
52 M Group ServicesInfrastructure services provider Stevenage Mar 19 *1,170 13.8 *64 8,700 PAI Partners (85%), management (15%)
53 Virgin Rail GroupTrain operator Central London Mar 18 1,166 2.2 63 3,289 Virgin Group Holdings (51%), Stagecoach (49%)
54 Greenhous GroupCar and van dealer Shropshire Dec 18 1,109 5.5 8 983 Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (46%), Mike Pawson (2%)
55 MatalanValue retailer Liverpool Feb 19 *1,104 3.8 *102 13,378 Hargreaves family (100%)
56 Samworth BrothersFood producer Leicestershire Dec 17 1,080 8.9 64 9,273 Samworth family trusts (100%)
57 Reed GlobalRecruiter Central London Jun 18 1,067 -10.0 27 3,141 Reed family & Reed Foundation (100%)
58 Bourne LeisureCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Dec 18 *1,058 2.2 *251 14,028 Peter Harris, families of the late John Cook and David Allen, management
59 Menzies DistributionNewspapers & magazines distributor Paisley Dec 17 1,049 -3.6 22 2,902 Endless Private Equity (90%), management (10%)
60 Harrods GroupDepartment store operator Central London Feb 18 †1,017 3.9 †320 4,595 Qatar Holding (100%)
61 Yorkshire Water (Kelda)Water services provider Bradford Mar 18 1,013 0.9 584 3,773 Corsair Infrastructure, GIC, Pan-European Infrastructure Fund, SAS Trustee Corp
62 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec 17 1,004 -16.5 -24 4,656 Sir Michael Bibby and family (89%), management and others (11%)
63 LCC GroupEnergy distributor County Tyrone Sep 18 991 16.2 23 256 Loughran family (100%)
64 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr 19 *980 24.6 *20 2,692 Richard Teatum (51%), Christine Teatum (49%)
65 ArqivaCommunications services provider Winchester Jun 18 974 3.2 522 2,088 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
66 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Feb 18 969 14.3 139 19,506 Dick Enthoven and family (100%)
67 OCS GroupFacilities services provider Crawley Dec 18 961 -6.2 31 79,117 Goodliffe family (100%)
68 KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling and engineering contractor Aberdeen Dec 18 *948 5.1 *190 7,924 Pamplona Capital, Al Qahtani Investments, BlackRock, Golden Tree, EIG Partners, other funds
69 River IslandFashion retailer West London Dec 17 945 -0.8 113 10,994 Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
70 Bowmer + KirklandConstruction contractor Derbyshire Aug 18 938 1.0 62 1,489 Kirkland family and family trusts
71 LairdElectronics and technology specialist Central London Dec 17 937 16.8 118 10,302 Advent International (100%)
72 The Hut GroupOnline retailer Manchester Dec 18 *916 24.5 *91 4,531 Matt & Jodie Moulding (20%), management (6%), institutional investors (60%), others (14%)
73 AMC GroupMetal processor and trader Central London Dec 18 *903 7.1 *16 649 Harold Sher (26%), Giles Robbins (11%), Charles Rowan (11%), others (52%)
74 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec 18 896 11.3 22 1,800 Management and employees (42%), LDC (27%), Tim Watts (31%)
75 esureInsurance provider Reigate, Surrey Dec 18 894 14.4 4 1,989 Bain Capital and other institutional investors (>50%), management and other (<50%)
76 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec 17 879 13.2 99 11,799 JAB Holdings (100%)
77 WSHHospitality services provider Reading Dec 18 *877 5.9 *69 17,037 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Alastair Storey and management
78 Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractor Hemel Hempstead Oct 18 871 -7.6 31 2,182 McAlpine family (100%)
79 The RangeValue retailer Plymouth Jan 18 869 13.8 86 9,524 Sarah Dawson and family (100%)
80 MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancy Manchester Dec 18 *867 6.5 *29 1,783 Ged Mason and family (80%), Paul Gilmour (7%), Kevin Gorton (7%), others (6%)
81 Cordant GroupManpower services provider West London Dec 18 *863 1.5 *7 39,000 Ullmann family (98%), employee benefit trust (2%)
82 PaysafeOnline payment services East London Dec 18 *856 27.6 *316 3,020 Blackstone, CVC, management
83 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 18 *853 12.4 *46 3,570 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
84 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct 18 840 21.4 43 725 AEA Investors (>40%), management (<50%), Akastor (>10%)
85 OVO EnergyEnergy supplier Bristol Dec 17 834 16.3 19 1,263 Stephen Fitzpatrick (60%), Mitsubishi Corporation (20%), Mayfair Private Equity (10%), others (10%)
86 Southern WaterWater services provider West Sussex Mar 18 830 2.5 496 2,289 JP Morgan (40%), UBS Global (22%), Hermes (21%), others (17%)
87 City Facilities ManagementFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 17 822 33.0 22 11,992 Haughey family (99%), others (1%)
88 John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec 18 *821 10.6 *13 1,360 John Clark and family (100%)
89 CollinsonBenefits and loyalty provider Central London Apr 18 816 30.5 16 1,899 Colin Evans (100%)
90 Domestic & GeneralWarranty provider Wimbledon Mar 19 *810 5.2 *99 2,968 CVC Capital Partners (>50%), management (<50%)
91 Vue InternationalCinema operator West London Nov 18 800 1.2 120 10,053 Canadian pension funds AIMCo and OMERS (74.2%), management (25.8%)
92 TrailfindersTravel organiser West London Feb 18 795 9.6 32 1,090 Mike Gooley (100%)
93 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 19 *794 5.4 *14 633 Dhamecha family (100%)
94 MotoMotorway services operator Bedfordshire Dec 18 793 2.3 104 5,346 Universities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
95 GRAHAMConstruction contractor County Down Mar 18 768 35.6 17 2,108 Michael Graham (29%), Colin Graham (27%), Robin Graham (26%), Alan Bill (9%), Andrew Bill (9%)
96 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar 18 761 -2.1 23 1,914 Douglas Park and family (100%)
97 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar 19 *754 6.5 *252 2,300 The Robertson Trust (79%), employees, former employees (21%)
98 RobertsonConstruction services provider Stirling Mar 18 752 33.1 30 2,295 Robertson family (100%)
99 Swansway GroupCar dealer Crewe Dec 18 748 -4.2 14 1,267 Michael Smyth (100%)
100 Miller HomesHousebuilder Edinburgh Dec 18 *747 10.8 *146 897 Bridgepoint (>50%), other shareholders & management (<50%)

* supplied by company   † annualised figure