The basicsCompany name: G. O’Brien & Sons
What they do: Demolition contractors, skip hire and recycling
Headquarters: East Boldon
The Boss: Gordon O’Brien
The financialsLatest turnover (£,000): 33,863
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 29
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 4,508
The detailsGordon 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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