11-fold boost for Portbond

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A spectacular 11-fold increase in profits has shot Universal Recycling Company’s parent group Portbond straight into the rankings of the most profitable Doncaster businesses on its first appearance in the Star Business Barber Harrison & Platt Top 100.

The company, which recycles scrap metal and makes riding surfaces for indoor and outdoor arenas and gallops from materials used as protective coatings for cables, is one of three newcomers among Doncaster’s most profitable.

Leading the way among the Doncaster newcomers is Hesley Group, in fourth place, behind Coalfield Resources and profits table regulars Ballyvessey Holdings and MS International, who swap places this year.

Hesley Group was established in 1975 and provides flexible, specialist residential services and schools, offering care, education and vocational opportunities for young people and adults, with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, many of whom suffer from autism.

The third newcomer to both the Top 100 and most profitable Doncaster companies rankings is Kaye Aluminium, which has raised profits by 21 per cent.

Kaye Aluminium has been part of the Spanish, family owned Exlabesa group and is one of the UK’s leading independent extrusion companies.

The company makes aluminium profiles for the building, electronic and automotive sectors, which are used to construct windows, doors, electronic trunking, air conditioning, ceiling systems and signage, and also manufacturers’ bespoke products.

Among the established leading Doncaster profit makers, only Ballyvesey Holdings, owners of leading European trailer manufacturer Montracon, has succeeded in increasing its profits this year – up by 73 per cent.

Doncaster profits 2013

6 Coalfield Resources PLC 57,983

9 Ballyvesey Holdings 9,570

58 MS International PLC 8,388

100 Hesley Holdings 6,317

27 ABS Industrial Resources 6,011

41 Portbond 3,371

55 Morphy Richards 3,284

94 Kaye Aluminium (Holdings) 2,078

57 H.I.Weldrick 782

89 S.E.S. Holdings (UK) 640