Hot 100 2012 ? 33: Blu-3

The basics

Company name: Blu-3
What they do: Civil engineers
Headquarters: Croydon
The boss: Danny Chaney

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 23,356
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 46
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 1,136

The details

Construction and maintenance firm Blu-3 has won juicy contracts all over London, including creating Boris? cycle superhighways, upgrading power lines, revamping public buildings such as Maidstone Library, building new school facilities such as gymnasiums and a whole bundle of work for the Olympics. 

In fact there?s not much Blu-3 can?t do for you ? from widening roads to digging sewage tunnels. How so energetic? Founder and boss Danny Chaney explains: ?I lost my mum four years ago. I buried my head in work and carried on like that. I now have 300 employees who I feel responsible for, and if I take a moment off I feel guilty.? 

Workaholism hasn?t clouded his judgement though: Blu-3 consistently posts profits of ?1m plus on a turnover now at ?23.4m. Chaney, 35 years old, remains ferociously ambitious: ?In five years time we?ll be a ?100m business, speaking conservatively.?

The Hot 100 2012 is brought to you by Investec, Jordans, Cass Business School and Your Business Your Future.

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