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  • Barratt Developments


    1970s Barratt housing in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Reading A David Wilson Homes branded house of Barratt Developments near Longford, Gloucestershire A Barratt Homes sales and information centre at Whittington Park, GloucestershireBarratt Developments plc is one of the largest residential property development companies in the United Kingdom operating a network of over 30 divisions. It was founded in 1958 as Greensitt Bros. but control was later assumed by Sir Lawrie Barratt. It was originally based in Newcastle upon Tyne but is now located at David Wilson's former offices in Coalville. It has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1968 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

  • Fleetwood Enterprises


    Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. was a producer of recreational vehicles (RVs), mobile homes, and manufactured housing. Founded in 1950, after a series of financial difficulties in the 21st century, the company was broken up, with manufactured housing bought by Cavco Industries and RVs incorporated by a private equity firm into what became Allied Specialty Vehicles (now REV Group) which has now formed as a collective manufacturer for Fleetwood RV, American Coach, Monaco, Holiday Rambler, Renegade RV, Midwest Automotive Designs, and Lance recreational vehicle brands.

  • Cosalt


    Cosalt plc was a diversified marine safety and leisure company, based in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. It was a constituent of the FTSE Fledgling Index. The name Cosalt was a portmanteau of the company's original title The Great Grimsby Coal, Salt and Tanning Company. Formed in 1873 as a co-operative of fishing vessel owners, it was a communal best-value support services company involved in servicing and supplying a variety of products and services for fleets, fishing, and other vessels, providing: Salt - to preserve the food and fish caught Tanning - to waterproof sails and rope Coal - to fire the vessels and galleys ClothingThe communal model grew around a number of other fishing and later UK marine ports, before the company was bought out by the son of one of the original founders, businessman (John) Carl Ross of the Ross Group. The company floated in 1971, and was chaired by his son; and then grandson David Ross, co-founder of the Carphone Warehouse. The original businesses has now developed into marine and industrial safety centre, and diversified into other markets, including: Workwear and Corporatewear.

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