Almost half of last year’s Top 20 profit makers have slipped out of this year’s rankings.
Two companies – Sheffield-based outdoor clothing and equipment retailer GO Outdoors and Castings group William Cook – succeeded in increasing their profits.
However, they failed to reach the new cut-off point for inclusion among the Top 20 – up from £4 million last year to £5.7 million.
Two Doncaster companies – opencast mining and colliery reclamation specialist ATH Resources and pneumatic conveying systems specialist Clyde Process Solutions - left the table after making losses.
Meanwhile, reduced profits resulted in the departure from the table of castings, forgings and engineering group Sheffield Forgemasters; Billington, the Barnsley-based firm that designs, fabricates and erects structural steelwork for the construction industry, motor group Gilder and Transaction Network Services, the US-owned business that provides secure electronic payments and transaction services.
Sailing straight in at the top of the table was newcomer, law firm Irwin Mitchell, displacing US-owned Danaher UK Industries, which fell to fifth place after seeing profits reduced by £8.2 million.
Seven out of the top 20 companies have notched up profits in excess of £10 million this year, compared with four last year.
Looking at the Top 100 as a whole, total profits are up by almost £91 million on last year, on turnover up by 1.8 billion and the number of loss makers has fallen – down from 29 in 2011 to 20 this year.
TOP COMPANIES - Profits
19 Irwin Mitchell LLP 40,966
26 Henry Boot PLC 18,918
13 A4E Ltd 15,117
32 A.E.S. Engineering Limited 12,973
27 Danaher UK Industries Limited 12,827
24 CPL Industries Holdings Limited 12,200
9 E.L.G. Haniel Metals Limited 10,191
80 Cse-Global (UK) Limited 9,732
28 GRI Group Limited 9,163
21 London & Scandinavian Metallurgical CO Ltd 8,932
6 Insight Direct (UK) Ltd 8,897
15 Siemens VAI Metals Technologies Limited 8,780
63 Westfield Contributory Health Scheme Limited 8,530
43 Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket (UK) Ltd 8,027
71 United Kenning Rental Group Limited 7,511
3 Outokumpu Stainless Limited 7,500
33 ABS Industrial Resources Limited 6,904
60 MS International PLC 6,684
73 ESG Holdings Limited 5,777
59 EDS Group Holdings Limited 5,708