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01 Top five contractors and housebuilders by turnover
20062005CompanyTotal turnover £000Year endContracting £000Housing £000Property £000Services £000Other £000
22Balfour Beatty*4,938,000Dec-054,904,00000034,000
33Taylor Woodrow 3,556,400Dec-05499,5002,864,900192,000 0
44Bovis Lend Lease **3,281,495Jun-053,281,4950000
55Wimpey 3,003,200Dec-0503,003,200 0 
* Full split of activities not provided in reports and accounts, therefore turnover and/or profits assigned to main activity
** Bovis data refers to Bovis Lend Lease Group’s worldwide operations. Taken from parent’s annual report and converted from Aus%24
02 Top five contractors and housebuilders by pre-tax profit
20062005CompanyTotal pre-tax profitYear endContractingHousingPropertyServicesOtherInterest etc
11Persimmon 495,400Dec-05 527,80000 –32,400
23Taylor Woodrow 411,000Dec-058,800450,50015,700  –64,000
34Barratt Developments406,600Jun-050411,30000 –4,700
42Wimpey 366,500Dec-050437,500 0 –71,000
58Bellway 218,163Jul-05 229,64700 –11,484
03 Top five companies by highest-paid director***
20062005Company2005 Total £000 exc pensionsBasic pay £000 exc pensionsBonus etc £0002004 Total £000 exc pensionsBasic pay £000 exc pensionsBonus etc £000Change %
11Stewart Milne5,069N/AN/A3,677N/AN/A37.9
2Bowmer & Kirkland3,132N/AN/A2,563N/AN/A22
32Berkeley Group 2,284Jan-021,5342,2847501,5340
4Galliard Homes 1,656N/AN/A426N/AN/A288.7
53David McLean 1,356N/AN/A1,638N/AN/A–17.2
*** Table rankings denote the highest-paid individual director within each company, not the average salary of key directors within each company
04 Top five companies by average pay****
20062005CompanyAverage salary 2005 £0002004 £000Change %
13Berkeley Group 6552.923.4
21Multiplex Construction UK61Feb-000
3Galliard Homes 59Feb-0058
4Raven Mount58Feb-0034
**** Average pay %3D total salaries paid out in 2005 divided by number of employees
05 Top five housebuilders by operating margin
20062005Ranking by operating margin (pre-exceptional)%
11McCarthy & Stone 38.60%
2Wain Group32.60%
3Abbey Developments27.50%
54Keepmoat Holdings24.60%