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Tue January 23 2018

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Top 10 Construction

Rank by turnover Rank by profit Company Latest turnover (£m)
1 49 Balfour Beatty 8,683.0
2 1 Carillion 5,214.2
3 94 Kier Group 4,211.0
4 99 Interserve 3,685.2
5 9 Morgan Sindall 2,561.6
6 98 Amey UK 2,531.0
7 100 Laing O'Rourke 2,513.2
8 2 Galliford Try 2,494.9
9 97 Mitie 2,126.3
10 40 Mace 2,041.1
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