Top Track 100
Rank Company Location Year end Sales £m % annual growth Profit £m Staff Main shareholders
1 INEOSChemicals manufacturer Switzerland / UK Dec 18 **25,000 n/a **4,400 22,000 Sir Jim Ratcliffe (60%), John Reece (20%), Andy Currie (20%)
2 EG GroupFuel forecourt operator Blackburn Dec 19 *17,604 65.8 *792 34,680 Issa family (50%), TDR Capital (50%)
3 GreenergyFuel supplier and forecourt operator Central London Dec 19 *15,925 -5.4 *138 1,130 Brookfield Business Partners (85%), management (15%)
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 20 10,151 -1.6 888 80,700 Employees (100%)
6 Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailer North London Dec 18 5,056 38.9 509 29,496 Rubin family (100%)
7 Arnold ClarkCar dealer Glasgow Dec 19 *4,463 5.3 *315 12,865 Clark family and trusts (100%)
8 MFGFuel forecourt operator St Albans Dec 19 *4,442 31.5 *246 546 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (>50%), management including Alasdair Locke (<50%)
9 DysonTechnology manufacturer Singapore / UK Dec 18 4,401 24.5 967 11,774 Sir James Dyson and family (100%)
10 JCBConstruction equipment manufacturer Staffordshire Dec 18 4,119 22.8 376 11,508 Bamford family interests (100%)
11 Bestway GroupConglomerate West London Jun 19 3,448 6.9 355 29,172 Sir Anwar Pervez and family (88%), management (12%)
12 IcelandFrozen food retailer North Wales Mar 19 3,085 4.2 137 15,800 Sir Malcolm Walker, Tarsem Dhaliwal, other management (100%)
13 HeathrowAirport West London Dec 19 3,070 3.4 1,923 7,973 Ferrovial (25%), Qatar Investment Authority (20%), CDPQ (13%), GIC (11%), Alinda (11%), others (20%)
14 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 19 †3,006 5.2 †798 4,708 Coates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
15 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 20 *2,920 5.0 n/a 37,000 Perkins family and joint venture partners (100%)
16 EMRMetal recycler Warrington Dec 19 *2,915 -13.5 *70 3,449 Sheppard family (100%)
17 Prax GroupFuel supplier & forecourt operator Central London Feb 19 2,914 52.1 14 950 Sanjeev Kumar Soosaipillai (50%), Arani Kumar Soosaipillai (50%)
18 WestcoastTechnology distributor Reading Dec 19 *2,799 13.6 *34 1,458 Joe Hemani (100%)
19 Virgin AtlanticAirline and tour operator Crawley Dec 18 2,781 5.8 96 8,571 Virgin Group (51%), Delta Air Lines (49%)
20 Rigby GroupConglomerate Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 19 2,772 16.8 65 8,138 Sir Peter Rigby (60%), family trusts (40%)
21 Laing O’RourkeEngineering and construction group Dartford Mar 19 2,753 -0.2 78 12,685 Ray O’Rourke and Des O’Rourke through Suffolk Partners Corporation (100%)
22 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul 19 2,741 -17.9 92 20,746 Baljinder and Ranjit Boparan (100%)
23 Marshall GroupConglomerate Cambridge Dec 19 *2,638 6.2 *59 6,365 The Marshall family & family trusts (75%), others (25%)
24 Radius Payment SolutionsFleet services provider Crewe Mar 20 *2,609 4.8 *87 1,559 Bill Holmes (44%), Inflexion Private Equity (24%), Roy Sciortino (11%), other management (21%)
25 ISGConstruction services provider Central London Dec 19 2,584 15.5 65 3,053 Cathexis (100%)
26 Home BargainsValue retailer Liverpool Jun 19 2,471 15.3 275 22,816 Tom Morris and family settlement (100%)
27 MaceConstruction project manager Central London Dec 18 2,350 19.2 32 5,376 Mark Reynolds (34%), Stephen Pycroft (14%), Gareth Lewis (13%), other management (39%)
28 RubixIndustrial parts distributor Central London Dec 19 *2,113 4.3 *198 8,364 Advent International (>50%), management (<50%)
29 Thames Water (Kemble)Water services provider Reading Mar 19 2,085 1.9 1,058 6,068 OMERS (32%), USS (11%), ADIA (10%), KIA (9%), others (38%)
30 CobhamAerospace and defence technology developer Dorset Dec 19 2,060 10.5 272 10,185 Advent International (100%)
31 Pension Insurance CorporationBulk annuity insurer Central London Dec 19 2,000 9.8 455 231 Reinet Investments, CVC Capital Partners, Luxinva
32 The Very GroupOnline retailer Liverpool Jun 19 *1,993 1.8 *271 3,688 Sir David Barclay and Sir Frederick Barclay family settlements (100%)
33 ChrysaorOil & gas exploration and production Central London Dec 19 1,852 25.7 1,314 563 EIG Global Energy Partners (90%), others, including management (10%)
34 ArcadiaFashion retailer Central London Sep 18 †1,784 -6.3 †142 21,616 Lady Tina Green and family, other shareholders
35 Mott MacDonaldEngineering, management and development Croydon Dec 19 1,784 10.1 75 15,297 Employees (92%), trust (8%)
36 Merlin EntertainmentsVisitor attraction operator Poole Dec 19 *1,740 5.3 *569 21,302 KIRKBI Invest A/S, Blackstone, CPPIB, management
37 Neptune EnergyOil & gas exploration and production Central London Dec 19 1,726 68.9 1,173 1,458 China Investment Corporation (49%), Carlyle Group (30.6%), CVC Capital Partners (20.4%)
38 ArupDesign and engineering consultancy Central London Mar 19 1,715 9.9 165 14,840 Employees through trusts (100%)
39 Bloor InvestmentsBuilder and motorcycle maker Derbyshire Jun 19 1,696 12.0 233 3,867 John Bloor (100%)
40 WatesConstruction contractor Leatherhead Dec 19 1,548 3.2 34 3,824 Wates family (100%)
41 Healthcare at HomeHome healthcare provider Burton upon Trent Oct 19 1,541 -18.7 22 1,552 Vitruvian Partners (73%), Erebus Holdings (17%), management (10%)
42 McLaren GroupAutomotive technology group Woking Dec 19 *1,486 18.3 *177 4,469 Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Co (57.8%), TAG Group (14.7%), Michael Latifi (7.7%), others (19.9%)
43 ClarksShoemaker, retailer and wholesaler Somerset Feb 19 1,469 -2.8 81 11,760 Clark family (85%), employees and institutions (15%)
44 WilkoHomes and garden retailer Nottinghamshire Feb 20 1,468 -5.7 49 10,974 Wilkinson family (100%)
45 FinastraFinancial software provider Central London May 19 *1,449 3.4 n/a 9,063 Vista Equity Partners (100%)
46 Anglian Water GroupWater services provider Huntingdon Mar 19 1,391 -0.7 730 4,987 CPPIB (32.9%), IFM Investors (19.8%), ADIA (16.7%), CFSGAM (15.6%), Camulodunum (15%)
47 Willmott DixonConstruction contractor Hertfordshire Dec 19 1,370 -6.3 29 3,154 Family & management (100%)
48 W&R BarnettConglomerate Belfast Jul 19 1,355 10.1 69 1,613 Robert Barnett and family (100%)
49 William Grant & SonsSpirits distiller Banffshire Dec 18 1,326 11.6 369 2,626 Grant and Gordon families
50 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct 19 *1,321 57.2 *71 956 AEA Investors (>40%), management (<50%), Akastor (>10%)
51 RontecRoadside retailer Watford Sep 19 1,292 3.3 46 117 Ronson Family Trusts / Charitable Foundation (100%)
52 JCT600Car dealer Bradford Dec 18 1,277 2.0 31 2,239 Jack Tordoff (100%)
53 New LookFashion retailer Weymouth Mar 19 1,221 -5.3 69 15,528 Alcentra, Brait, CQS, Avenue
54 ListersAutomotive retailer Stratford-upon-Avon Mar 20 *1,207 -1.9 *17 2,331 Bradshaw family (50%), Lister family (50%)
55 Menzies DistributionNewspapers and magazines distributor Edinburgh Dec 19 *1,186 26.6 *36 3,579 Endless Private Equity (90%), management (10%)
56 M Group ServicesInfrastructure services provider Stevenage Mar 20 *1,173 -0.1 *65 9,100 PAI Partners (85%), management (15%)
57 Greenhous GroupCar and van dealer Telford Dec 19 *1,170 5.5 *10 1,436 Derek Passant (52%), Kerry Finnon (46%), Mike Pawson (2%)
58 Lamex Food GroupFood importer and exporter Hertfordshire Mar 20 *1,166 -0.4 *26 470 Phil Wallace & family trusts (24%), Steve Anderson (24%), Colin Dicker & family trusts (16%), others (36%)
59 THGOnline retailer Manchester Dec 19 *1,140 24.5 *111 4,926 Matt & Jodie Moulding (20%), management (6%), institutional investors (67%), others (7%)
60 A.F. Blakemore & SonRetail, wholesale and distribution West Midlands Apr 19 1,136 -9.6 27 7,493 Blakemore family (100%)
61 PaysafeOnline payment services East London Dec 19 1,112 29.8 373 3,394 Blackstone, CVC, management
62 MatalanValue retailer Liverpool Feb 20 †*1,108 0.4 †*180 12,853 Hargreaves family (100%)
63 InmarsatSatellite communications provider Central London Dec 19 1,094 -0.4 587 1,906 Apax (25%), Warburg Pincus (25%), CPPIB (25%), Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (25%)
64 Reed GlobalRecruiter Central London Jun 19 1,071 0.4 16 3,281 Reed family and Reed Foundation (100%)
65 Yorkshire Water (Kelda)Water services provider Bradford Mar 19 1,064 5.0 576 3,800 GIC (34%), Corsair Infrastructure (30%), Pan-European Infrastructure Fund (23%), SAS Trustee Corp (13%)
66 Samworth BrothersFood producer Leicestershire Dec 18 1,064 -1.5 58 9,300 Samworth family trusts (100%)
67 KCA DEUTAG GroupDrilling and engineering contractor Aberdeen Dec 19 *1,063 12.3 *234 8,249 Pamplona Capital, Al Qahtani Investments, BlackRock, Golden Tree, EIG Partners, other funds
68 Bourne LeisureCaravan park operator Hemel Hempstead Dec 18 1,058 2.2 251 14,028 Family of Peter Harris, families of the late John Cook and David Allen, management
69 Nando’sRestaurant operator Southwest London Feb 19 1,051 8.4 144 21,145 Dick Enthoven and family through Yellowwoods Investment Group (100%)
70 OVO EnergyEnergy supplier Bristol Dec 18 1,042 25.0 -59 2,110 Stephen Fitzpatrick (66%), Mitsubishi Corporation (20%), Mayfair Private Equity (11%), management (3%)
71 Harrods GroupDepartment store operator Central London Feb 19 1,024 0.6 319 4,519 Qatar Holding (100%)
72 CollinsonBenefits and loyalty provider Central London Apr 19 1,014 24.2 45 2,082 Colin Evans (100%)
73 ArqivaCommunications services provider Winchester Jun 19 1,000 2.4 534 2,012 Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
74 LCC GroupFuel & energy distributor County Tyrone Sep 18 991 16.2 23 256 Loughran family (100%)
75 Stoneacre Motor GroupCar dealer Doncaster Apr 19 982 24.9 20 2,709 Richard Teatum (51%), Christine Teatum (49%)
76 City Facilities ManagementFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 18 971 18.2 24 12,217 Haughey family (99%), others (1%)
77 OCS GroupFacilities services provider Crawley Dec 18 961 -6.2 31 79,117 Goodliffe family (100%)
78 Rothesay LifeBulk annuity insurer Central London Dec 19 958 165.4 730 252 Blackstone (36%), GIC (36%), MassMutual (26%), management & staff (3%)
79 MorsonEngineering recruitment consultancy Manchester Dec 19 *950 9.6 *31 2,100 Ged Mason and family (80%), Paul Gilmour (7%), Kevin Gorton (7%), others (6%)
80 Bowmer + KirklandConstruction contractor Derbyshire Aug 18 938 1.0 62 1,489 Kirkland family and family trusts
81 WSHHospitality services provider Reading Dec 19 *933 6.3 *76 17,980 Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Alastair Storey and management
82 The RangeValue retailer Plymouth Feb 19 †925 6.4 †101 10,089 Sarah Dawson and family (100%)
83 River IslandFashion retailer West London Dec 18 920 -2.6 67 10,219 Bernard Lewis and family (100%)
84 Henderson GroupFood wholesaler and retailer County Antrim Dec 19 *918 7.6 *48 3,872 Geoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
85 Pertemps Network GroupRecruitment consultancy Warwickshire Dec 18 896 11.3 21 1,800 Management and employees (42%), Tim Watts (31%), LDC (27%)
86 AMC GroupMetal processor and trader Central London Dec 19 889 -1.6 22 690 Harold Sher (26%), Giles Robbins (11%), Charles Rowan (11%), others (52%)
87 Sir Robert McAlpineConstruction contractor Hemel Hempstead Oct 18 871 -7.6 31 2,182 McAlpine family (100%)
88 Stonegate Pub CompanyPub chain operator Luton Sep 19 853 12.2 128 14,419 TDR Capital (100%)
89 Vue InternationalCinema operator West London Nov 19 848 6.0 120 10,348 Special purpose vehicles for OMERS and AIMCo (74.2%), management (25.8%)
90 Miller HomesHousebuilder Edinburgh Dec 19 *841 12.6 *167 1,009 Bridgepoint (>50%), other shareholders & management (<50%)
91 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec 18 822 -18.1 9 4,295 Sir Michael Bibby and family (89%), management and others (11%)
92 John Clark Motor GroupCar dealer Aberdeen Dec 19 *821 -0.3 *12 1,348 John Clark and family (100%)
93 TrailfindersTravel organiser West London Feb 19 814 2.3 31 1,106 Mike Gooley (100%)
94 Domestic & GeneralWarranty provider Wimbledon Mar 19 *810 5.2 *103 2,968 CVC Capital Partners (>50%), ADIA (30%), management (<20%)
95 FircroftTechnical recruitment consultancy Warrington Aug 18 804 9.8 10 735 Johnson family and management (66%), Equistone Partners (34%)
96 Park’s Motor GroupCar dealer Lanarkshire Mar 19 797 4.8 21 1,957 Douglas Park and family (100%)
97 Dhamecha FoodsCash and carry wholesaler Wembley Mar 19 794 5.4 14 633 Dhamecha family (100%)
98 MotoMotorway services operator Bedfordshire Dec 19 *781 -1.6 *105 5,314 Universities Superannuation Scheme (60%), CVC (40%)
99 EdringtonWhisky and rum distiller Glasgow Mar 20 *780 6.8 *261 2,526 The Robertson Trust (71%), employees, former employees (19%), Suntory Holdings (10%)
100 Peel Ports GroupPort services provider Liverpool Mar 19 760 6.0 256 2,957 John Whittaker and family (50.1%), DWS Group (49.9%)

* supplied by company   † annualised figure   **estimated