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Hot 100 2013 – 92: G. O’Brien & Sons

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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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