43= RICHARD HIGGINS & FAMILY
Construction 2018: £70m 2017: £66m (48=)
The Loughton-based Higgins Group was founded in 1960 by the late Derek Higgins who died in 2004. The business is performing well with profits rising to £6.5m on a record £290.6m turnover in 2016-17. There are £54m of net assets. It has been particularly successful in the London market, delivering a key regeneration project on a Lambeth estate. Higgins’ three sons are directors, led by the eldest, Richard, who is chairman and here representing the family as a whole. We value the business at £60m, adding £10m for dividends and other assets to the Higgins family.