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Largest 100 companiesGrowth in turnoverProfit per employeeReturn on salesGrowth in profitSales per employeeNotes

A.B.E. (Ledbury) previous year profit was boosted significantly by a property disposal.

AAG Distribution is a wholly owned subsidiary of St Regis Paper Company Ltd. Turnover has been estimated by the survey editor.

Amtrak Express Parcels' latest year revenues have been estimated to include the acquired Nightspeed Services business.

Autologic Holdings figures are for continuing operations and reflect the sale of Walon France. Latest year total revenues include operations in Benelux (£22.0m); Czech Republic (£1.3m) and Spain (£22.7m). Latest year pre-tax profit is before exceptional losses of £70.4m. Latest and previous year statutory operating profits were £10.7m and £16.5m respectively.

Ballyvesey Holdings has been excluded from this survey, as it does not provide segmental turnover information for its transport subsidiary, Montgomery Transport. In its latest financial year, Ballyvesey employed 941 drivers and mechanics, 517 production workers for its trailer manufacture operation and 456 admin and sales staff - the latter also includes those engaged in vehicle sales. Total group turnover for the year ending September 2005 was £254m with pre-tax profits of £2.54m.

Bibby Distribution forecasted turnover for 2006 is £175m. The group's 2005 year-end profit was held back by acquisition integration costs.

Brit European Transport incurred a number of one-off costs during the restructuring of its business from general haulage into a specialist distribution company during 2004.

CEL Group holds a 76.1% stake in W Carter Haulage and a 41.3% share of Debden Transport.

Christian Salvesen's figures are for UK operations only. The company's total revenues in the year to March 2006 were £820.7m (£805.5m previously) with pre-tax profits of £15.6m (£13.2m).

Circle Express latest financial year profit performance reflects investment in three depots and new IT systems.

Davies Turner and Nippon Express have been excluded from this survey as their businesses are respectively described as 'principally' and 'wholly' freight forwarding.

DHL Logistics revenues - incorporating the sub-brand of the acquired Exel - are Pro-forma figures from Deutsche Post World Net's (DPWN) and Exel's 2004 annual reports as presented in DPWN's offer document of September 2005 and relate to contract logistics for the UK and Ireland only of Euro 3bn.

Dodds Group latest year estimated figures have been supplied by the company.

Eddie Stobart figures are for W A Developments Ltd which includes property and retail clothing outlet businesses. Eddie Stobart latest and previous year revenues were £135.2m/£119.27m with pre-tax profits of £3.46m/£1.45m respectively.

Expect Distribution latest year profits were adversely affected by rebranding costs and bad debts. The company was formerly named Pennine Parcels.

Foulger Transport latest year estimates are forecasts supplied by the company.

Frans Maas (UK) latest year revenues have been estimated to include the acquired DFDS Transport business.

Hargreaves figures are for the transport division only. Hargreaves Group latest year turnover was £155m with pre-tax profits of £5.47m.

Home Delivery Network acquired Reality Group and Business Express Network for £41m and £44m respectively on 1 May 2005. Turnover has been estimated by the survey editor.

Initial City Link profits are operating profits.

Innovate Logistics latest revenues have been estimated to reflect the acquisition of Corby Chilled Distribution (CCD). In its financial year ending April 2005, CCD made pre-tax profits of £1.57m on turnover of £53.5m (£1.47m/£35.52m previously). Innovate Holdings' logistics revenues for the year ending April 2005 are entered for the previous year and the operating loss relates to the logistics business only. Innovate Holdings group turnover - including property and rental - to April 2005 was £49.9m with pre-tax profits of £2.33m.

Interlink & Parceline are both ultimately owned by Geopost SA. Total combined revenues have been estimated by the survey editor. Employee figures are from the companies' web sites. Geopost UK - parent company of Interlink Express plc - made pre-tax profits of £17.3m on a turnover of £186.9m in the period ending 2 January 2005. Turnover and pre-tax profits in the period ending 28 December 2003 were £162.1m and £15.5m respectively.

Kammac PLC's operations span packaging, distribution, warehousing, waste management and keg and cask manufacture, servicing and repair.

Kuehne & Nagel acquired ACR Logistics (previously Hays Logistics and ranked number 5 in the Top 100) in October 2005. ACR Logistics' estimated revenues for the year ending December 2005 of £350m have been added to K&N's UK 2005 financial year turnover of £456m to create estimated revenues for the enlarged group. No assumption has been made for the additional revenues arising from the Scottish & Newcastle drinks distribution contract, although the latest year employee total includes staff transferred to KN Drinks Logistics.

Macfarlane Transport Holdings is part of the former Macfarlane Transport business bought from the administrators in February 2006. Turnover has been estimated by the survey editor to include Sewell Distribution Group, also acquired from administrators, in October 2006.

Maritime Transport latest figures span 13 months trading.

Maxi Haulage latest year accounts include additional pension payments totalling £490,000.

MCC Transport is a subsidiary of The Maersk Company and a holding company for Pentalver Transport. In May 2005 Pentalver Transport acquired the Bowmur Haulage Company. Bowmur Haulage Company's eight month results to December 2005 have been added to Pentalver Transport's results for the full year ending December 2005. Profit is combined operating profit for both companies.

Meachers Group Holdings sold its commercial vehicles business in May 2005 and this is excluded above as discontinued operations. Profit figures are operating profit. The commercial vehicle business contributed £3.6m to turnover in its 2004 financial year, falling to £1.15m in 2005, making operating losses of £95k and £63k respectively.

Nightfreight (GB) latest year pre-tax loss included exceptional restructuring and reorganisation costs of £8.1m.

Norbert Dentressangle Holdings UK figures span the ND UK Ltd/AJG; ND Tankers Ltd and ND Logistics UK Ltd businesses.

Online Group latest year forecasts have been supplied by the company and include the acquired Mike Beer Transport.

Pre-tax profits for the year ending December 2005 were adversely affected by the costs associated with this acquisition, but also by extensive premises upgrades and the integration of the German operation.

Prestons of Potto is the trading style of Richard Preston & Son.

R Hilman (Transport) latest year figures have been supplied by the company from non-audited accounts.

Sealane Freight is a subsidiary of Star Cargo PLC. Latest year figures are estimates supplied by the company.

Target Express Holdings latest year operating profits before goodwill amortisation and exceptional items were £15.5m (£10.9m previously). Target Express Parcels Ltd made pre-tax profits of £16.4m on turnover of £140.5m in the year to April 2005 (£9.1m/£130.3m previously).

TDG figures comprise UK contract logistics and temperature controlled operations only. TDG total 2005 financial year revenues including Ireland, European chemicals and Netherlands operations were £510.5m (£506.6m previously) with headline profits before tax of £16.1m (£14.7m).

The Bartrum Group figures exclude discontinued operations which contributed revenues of £2m/£6.6m and operating operating losses/profits of (£1.1m)/£229 in 2004 and 2003 respectively. Profits for continuing operations are operating profits.

The RH Group anticipates its turnover will 'comfortably exceed' £100m in 2006.

TNT Logistics UK was sold to US-based private equity firm Apollo Management in August 2006 for the equivalent of £1.06bn.

UPS (UK Holding) acquired UPS (UK) as part of a group restructuring in December 2003. In October 2005 the company acquired Lynx Express for £55.5m in cash. Latest year figures have been estimated by the survey editor to reflect this acquisition. In the year ending October 2005, Lynx Express made a pre-tax loss before exceptionals of £471k on turnover of £182m.

W H Bowker figures are for transport and distribution only. Its motor retail business turnover was £73m in 2004 (£39.6m previously).

Wincanton revenues and employee totals are for the UK & Ireland only. Profits are underlying operating profits.

Wincanton's total revenues for the year ending March 2006 were £1.81bn (£1.65bn previously) with pre-tax profits of £31.3m (£27.6m). Total employee numbers are 27,450 (25,780). Revenues from the acquired RDL and Lane Group businesses (turnover £57m & £40m respectively) have not been added to Wincanton's figures, but the companies have been removed from the rankings.