Roofing firm in Chesterfield’s top spot

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Two former Chesterfield high flyers are absent this year, for very different reasons.

National Floorcoverings Holdings, which topped the table last year with £4.9m profit, had yet to file its figures this year. And P R Marriott Drilling lost £955,000 in the eight months to the end of December 2013.

In last year’s supplement its accounts showed it made £3.2m, enough to put it in second spot.

But it’s not as if those absences have gifted Moorhen Holdings the top spot.

The company made £4.5m profit last year – an impressive £2.1m rise on the year before.

Moorhen makes roofing materials and construction products and was rated one of the 200 fastest-growing firms in the East Midlands in a CBI survey last year.

Cathelco, the marine corrosion and anti-fouling control equipment specialist, has gone up from second to fourth place. Its £455,000 increase in profit, to £2.1m, was enough to boost it from 24th to 16th place in the main table.

The rest of the list show varying fortunes with Chesterfield Poultry rising to 19th in the main table, while roofing products firm Chesterfelt Holdings slipped to 41 and Capital Refractories fell to 46th.

Capital, based in Chesterfield, made £1.54m on £23m turnover

EBECS Ltd has turned a £425,000 profit, which excluded it last year, into a £1.485m profit, which puts it at 51st.

eBECs, based at The Bridge Business Centre, Beresford Way, Chesterfield, is a hardware consultancy and Microsoft Dynamics expert offering enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and business intelligence across a broad range of industries.

It has offices in London, Swindon, the US, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

UK Egg Centre, of Dunston Road, Chesterfield is back on the list after a profits dip to £433,000 last year. This time its £1.28m is enough to bag it 63rd spot.

The firm supplies egg products including pasteurised liquid egg, powdered egg and boiled egg; with most products available from either free-range, intensive or barn egg sources.

The company imports products from two egg processing factories in the Netherlands but can also source them from an approved supplier in the UK.

Last year, Northern Irish food firm Ready Egg Products announced plans to open a plant at Markham Vale.