Hot 100 2013 – 92: G. O’Brien & Sons

The basics

Company name: G. O?Brien & Sons
What they do: Demolition contractors, skip hire and recycling
Headquarters: East Boldon
The Boss: Gordon O?Brien

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 33,863
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 29
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 4,508

The details

Gordon O?Brien founded his eponymous business, G. O?Brien & Sons in 1973. The business is now a demolition contractor and waste management firm servicing private and public sector customers in the North East. The group is split into five divisions: demolition and dismantling, asbesos removal, land remediation, waste management and architectural salvage.

The two largest divisions are the company?s demolition and waste management businesses, which have helped G O?Brien & Sons to add ?5m to turnover every year for the past four years, to a total of ?33.9m today.

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