Thomas Bow City Asphalt

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When Lawrence Bow set up his company in 1867, it is unlikely that he envisaged the family name continuing in the trade as far ahead as the 21st century, but from small beginnings Thomas Bow developed into one of Nottingham’s major Building & Civil Engineering contractors. The firm completed many landmark buildings and superior residential properties in and around the city including Wilford Power Station, the Raleigh Factory and Barclays Bank (Market Square, Nottingham).

Throughout this time Thomas Bow had remained a family firm and today some six generations later it has evolved into a limited company headed by Alistair Bow, who coaxed his father out of retirement to work within the company. Alistair and his fellow-directors Alex Gardner, John Allen and David Wilkinson, have between them a broad range of expertise and all recognise that whatever else has altered in the construction and civil engineering industry over the years, the need for good quality workmanship has always been constant.

TypePrivate
HQNottingham, GB
Websitethomasbow.com

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)23
Revenue (FY, 2018)£17 M(+16%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Thomas Bow City Asphalt

Alistair Bow

Alistair Bow

Managing Director
John Allen

John Allen

Major Projects & Compliance Director
Alex Gardner

Alex Gardner

Surfacing Director
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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Office Locations

Thomas Bow City Asphalt has offices in Nottingham and Oxton
Nottingham, GB (HQ)
4-12 Middleton St
Oxton, GB
Moorfield Farm House, Ollerton Rd
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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Financials and Metrics

Thomas Bow City Asphalt Revenue

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Thomas Bow City Asphalt's revenue was reported to be £17.02 m in FY, 2018
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2018)

17.0m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

1.4m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

8.3%

Net income (FY, 2018)

333.0k

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

693.6k

EBIT (FY, 2018)

428.4k

Cash (30-Sept-2018)

2.3m
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

9.3m9.8m18.6m21.2m12.0m14.7m17.0m

Revenue growth, %

90%14%(43%)

Cost of goods sold

8.7m9.2m17.4m20.0m10.9m13.3m15.6m

Gross profit

622.1k609.1k1.2m1.2m1.1m1.4m1.4m
GBPFY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

106.5k161.8k235.2k225.9k257.3k519.1k689.0k701.1k568.8k967.5k1.4m2.2m2.1m2.3m2.5m2.3m

Accounts Receivable

801.5k1.1m1.2m1.9m2.2m2.7m2.8m5.2m3.9m2.9m3.7m3.6m

Inventories

875.07.9k2.0k11.5k53.1k140.9k110.8k5.2k15.1k14.1k23.9k27.9k19.0k20.6k

Current Assets

309.1k506.5k624.8k774.4k1.1m1.7m2.0m2.6m2.8m4.1m4.5m7.8m6.4m5.8m7.3m6.9m
GBPFY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

47.3k50.5k309.2k296.4k336.2k348.0k333.0k

Cash From Operating Activities

(181.5k)738.2k1.2m473.5k553.8k401.4k159.9k

Dividends Paid

200.0k100.0k100.0k100.0k100.0k

Cash From Financing Activities

755.0k(256.8k)210.7k(73.8k)(119.7k)(53.7k)39.2k
GBPFY, 2003

Financial Leverage

12 x
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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

A

96/100

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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Online and Social Media Presence

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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Blogs

Press Release: Andrew Jackaman talks to Dominic Browne at Highways Magazine

Take us back: why did you start this joint venture Breedon Bow and how has it developed? Breedon Bow Highways was formed back in 2015 with a clear ambition, to create a new pavements offering for Highways England. As an independent JV we had guaranteed supply within our JV but also the option to sou…

Broadmarsh Public Realm begins

After years of planning from Nottingham City Council, Thomas Bow have now taken possession of Collin Street in Nottingham as construction work beings on the public realm surrounding the Broadmarsh. As part of the scheme Collin Street will become pedestrianised, with other roads remodelled to allow t…

North Yorkshire Carriageway Planing & Surfacing Contractors Framework Award

Following a successful tender earlier in 2020, Thomas Bow City Asphalt have retained a place on the North Yorkshire Carriageway Planing & Surfacing Contractors Framework Contract. The previous framework, held since 2016, covered carriageway schemes in North Yorkshire, however the new Framework C…

Leicester City Council Civils Contracts

Having secured the highways patching contract with for Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County council mid 2019; Thomas Bow went onto secure a place on the Highways Maintenance and Construction framework in quarter four of 2019. The new framework contract which includes minor works up to pu…

Thomas Bow Sponsor Cotgrave ‘Sunday Funday’

Thomas Bow were headline sponsors at the ‘Sunday Funday’, Rushcliffe Borough Council’s annual celebration of health, sport and wellbeing at Cotgrave.   The free event sponsored by Thomas Bow City Asphalt and in conjunction with NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group took place on Sunday 8th Sep…

PRESS RELEASE: THOMAS BOW WINS £36M LEICESTERSHIRE FRAMEWORK BID

CIVIL ENGINEERING and surfacing firm Thomas Bow City Asphalt has successfully secured a multi-million pound Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council framework contract to deliver road repair works across the county. The four-year patching contract – worth a total of £36 million – wil…
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Thomas Bow City Asphalt Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Thomas Bow City Asphalt key executives?

    Thomas Bow City Asphalt's key executives are Alistair Bow, John Allen and Alex Gardner.

  • How many employees does Thomas Bow City Asphalt have?

    Thomas Bow City Asphalt has 23 employees.

  • What is Thomas Bow City Asphalt revenue?

    Latest Thomas Bow City Asphalt annual revenue is £17 m.

  • What is Thomas Bow City Asphalt revenue per employee?

    Latest Thomas Bow City Asphalt revenue per employee is £740.1 k.

  • Who are Thomas Bow City Asphalt competitors?

    Competitors of Thomas Bow City Asphalt include Maxson Engineering, Space Science Services and Mota-Engil.

  • Where is Thomas Bow City Asphalt headquarters?

    Thomas Bow City Asphalt headquarters is located at 4-12 Middleton St, Nottingham.

  • Where are Thomas Bow City Asphalt offices?

    Thomas Bow City Asphalt has offices in Nottingham and Oxton.

  • How many offices does Thomas Bow City Asphalt have?

    Thomas Bow City Asphalt has 2 offices.