UK: BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES - THE FULL 260.

UK: BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES - THE FULL 260. - An expansion and reorganisation of the survey to cover 26 industry sectors (from its previous 24) brings in a total of 65 new companies. Two of these - Electrocomponents and Bowthorpe, both from the

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

An expansion and reorganisation of the survey to cover 26 industry sectors (from its previous 24) brings in a total of 65 new companies. Two of these - Electrocomponents and Bowthorpe, both from the electricals sector - arrive straight into the top ten, closely followed by Chubb Security in 14th place. The immobility of the other companies within the table's upper reaches is readily apparent.

Seven remain within the top 10, where this year they are joined by Cadbury Schweppes (previously 14th).

Hotel group Queens Moat Houses records the table's steepest fall - from 166 to 260 - after reporting a loss of over £1 billion (next to that of British Aerospace, the largest ever recorded in the UK). Exhibitions group Blenheim similarly plummets to 256th place in the wake of numerous profit warnings and growing doubts over its underlying performance. The travails at Eurotunnel, meanwhile, serve to keep it among the bottom three for the third consecutive time, from where it shows few signs of shifting.

THE FULL 260

'94 '92 Company Score

1 3 Rentokil 8.24

2 1 Glaxo 8.14

3 6 Marks & Spencer 8.03

4 9 SmithKline Beecham 7.83

5 2 Unilever 7.68

6 5 Reuters 7.61

7 14 Cadbury Schweppes 7.59

8 - Electrocomponents 7.58

9 7 Shell Transport & Trading 7.49

10 - Bowthorpe 7.38

11 30 Pearson 7.34

12 23 Vodafone 7.33

13 4 Guinness 7.30

14 - Chubb Security 7.25

15 90 Land Securities 7.24

16 8 J Sainsbury 7.15

17 50 EMAP 7.13

18 38 Smiths Industries 7.13

19 32 S G Warburg 7.09

20 40 Schroders 7.08

21 36 Wessex Water 7.03

22 31 Reed International 6.97

23 15 Allied Colloids Group 6.95

24 119 British Land Co 6.95

25 161 Whitbread 6.95

26 - Bryant Group 6.92

27 126 Boots 6.91

28 24 Daily Mail & General Trust 6.90

29 - Wolseley 6.89

30 - Amersham 6.87

31 19 Tesco 6.84

32 28 Grand Metropolititan 6.83

33 75 Eastern Electricity 6.80

34 - Next 6.79

35 - Siebe 6.78

36 51 De La Rue 6.78

37 - Berkeley Group 6.77

38 65 Granada Group 6.75

39 21 BTR 6.74

40 123 GKN 6.73

41 61 Cable & Wireless 6.70

42 46 BT 6.69

43 191 Glynwed 6.68

44 124 IMI 6.67

45 35 RMC Group 6.66

46 74 PowerGen 6.64

47 102 M&G Group 6.64

48 - St James's Place 6.61

49 54 Bass 6.60

50 37 Midlands Electricity 6.60

51 - Wilson Bowden 6.57

52 44 British Airways 6.56

53 128 TI Group 6.56

54 189 British Steel 6.53

55 22 Courtaulds 6.52

56 129 BAA 6.52

57 49 British Petroleum 6.51

58 59 Allied Textiles 6.50

59 88 Rolls-Royce 6.48

60 188 MAI 6.44

61 89 Euromoney Publications 6.44

62 106 Compass Group 6.43

63 16 RTZ 6.43

64 69 Rugby Group 6.41

65 71 GEC 6.40

66 201 Caledonia Investments 6.39

67 170 Allied Lyons 6.38

68 - Burford 6.37

69 117 Severn Trent Water 6.36

70 77 Hays 6.36

71 - English China Clays 6.35

72 34 Caradon MB 6.34

73 212 Croda International 6.34

74 26 United Biscuits 6.28

75 - Scottish Hydro 6.26

76 140 Scottish & Newcastle 6.25

77 83 Imperial Chemical Inds 6.24

78 - Hewden Stuart 6.22

79 - Morgan Crucible 6.22

80 70 Burmah Castrol 6.22

81 25 Southern Electric 6.20

82 10 Redland 6.20

83 45 Bowater 6.17

84 39 Tomkins 6.17

85 - British Vita 6.16

86 125 Commercial Union 6.16

87 - Wassall 6.16

88 60 Inchcape 6.15

89 - HSBC 6.15

90 194 Kleinwort Benson Group 6.15

91 - BTP 6.15

92 114 Welsh Water 6.14

93 143 BPB Industries 6.14

94 66 Williams Holdings 6.14

95 141 Highland Distilleries 6.13

96 55 Scottish Power 6.13

97 101 BAT 6.13

98 27 Hanson 6.13

99 - Dorling Kindersley 6.13

100 115 National Power 6.13

101 72 Northumbrian 6.13

102 20 BOC 6.12

103 - Cookson Group 6.12

104 53 Courtaulds Textiles 6.11

105 99 Prudential Corporation 6.10

106 94 Laporte 6.10

107 82 Argos 6.06

108 11 Wellcome 6.06

109 127 P&O 6.06

110 - First Leisure 6.05

111 43 Northern Foods 6.02

112 52 Thames Water 6.02

113 130 Lloyds 6.01

114 92 Brixton Estate 6.00

115 190 MEPC 5.99

116 47 Abbey National 5.99

117 37 East Midlands Electricity 5.99

118 - Flextech 5.99

119 - Charter 5.96

120 134 Wolverhampton & Dudley 5.95

121 - Unichem 5.94

122 63 Yorkshire Water 5.94

123 93 Argyll Group 5.94

124 177 Great Portland Estates 5.94

125 - Stakis 5.93

126 - Hepworth 5.91

127 48 British Gas 5.90

128 - Pentland Group 5.89

129 132 Tate & Lyle 5.89

130 121 Hambros 5.87

131 - Wm Morrison 5.87

132 17 Yorkshire Electricity 5.87

133 105 North West Water 5.86

134 68 Pilkington 5.86

135 - Tibbett & Britten 5.86

136 78 St Ives 5.84

137 64 Wilson (Connolly) 5.84

138 18 Reckitt & Colman 5.83

139 - Airtours 5.83

140 139 F R Group 5.82

141 199 Govett & Co 5.80

142 165 Southern Water 5.79

143 107 NFC 5.79

144 - Dewhirst Group 5.78

145 85 Royal Bank of Scotland 5.78

146 100 Smith & Nephew 5.77

147 135 T&N 5.77

148 110 London Electricity 5.75

149 - Dalgety 5.70

150 - Barratt Developments 5.70

151 33 Kingfisher 5.69

152 62 Bank of Scotland 5.69

153 - Capital & Regional 5.68

154 153 Calor Group 5.67

155 130 Lloyds Abbey Life 5.64

156 103 Thorn EMI 5.63

157 76 Racal Electronics 5.61

158 120 Trinity International 5.60

159 156 Vickers 5.60

160 198 Greenalls Group 5.58

161 - FKI 5.57

162 - Bradford Property 5.56

163 131 Delta 5.56

164 81 Anglian Water 5.55

165 73 Rothmans 5.53

166 95 Carlton Communications 5.51

167 147 Monument Oil & Gas 5.47

168 226 Storehouse 5.45

169 111 Great Universal Stores 5.45

170 151 United Newspapers 5.44

171 - Kwik Save 5.44

172 197 General Accident 5.43

173 175 Associated British Foods 5.42

174 57 Arjo Wiggins Appleton 5.42

175 176 Ellis & Everard 5.42

176 155 Sun Alliance 5.40

177 152 BBA 5.38

178 146 Sedgwick Group 5.38

179 - Iceland 5.37

180 118 W H Smith 5.37

181 - Portals Group 5.33

182 207 Tarmac 5.33

183 137 BICC 5.32

184 112 Blue Circle Industries 5.31

185 205 Standard Chartered 5.31

186 174 Legal & General Group 5.30

187 - HTV 5.30

188 - Persimmon 5.29

189 240 Aegis 5.28

190 - Capital Radio 5.26

191 87 Scottish TV 5.25

192 133 The Rank Organisation 5.25

193 209 G Wimpey 5.24

194 173 Taylor Woodrow 5.22

195 172 Hammerson 5.19

196 195 British Aerospace 5.15

197 - Vaux Group 5.15

198 239 Asda Group 5.14

199 203 Sears 5.12

200 235 Royal Insurance Holdings 5.12

201 - Coats Viyella 5.11

202 162 Readicut International 5.11

203 163 South West Water 5.09

204 - AMEC 5.08

205 225 Slough Estates 5.08

206 160 Willis Corroon 5.06

207 - Unigate 5.03

208 97 Ladbroke Group 5.01

209 86 Dixons Group 5.01

210 108 Forte 5.01

211 210 Bunzl 5.00

212 84 Dawson International 5.00

213 109 Barclays 5.00

214 - Invesco 4.96

215 217 WPP Group 4.94

216 - Associated British Ports 4.94

217 - William Baird 4.89

218 - Salvesen 4.88

219 228 Mirror Group 4.87

220 - Park Food Group 4.87

221 185 Saatchi & Saatchi 4.85

222 79 Enterprise Oil 4.85

223 - Sherwood Group 4.83

224 - Powell Duffryn 4.83

225 - Davis Service Group 4.81

226 138 D S Smith 4.80

227 - AAH 4.78

228 - Booker 4.74

229 150 Harrisons & Crosfield 4.73

230 182 Lasmo 4.73

231 181 Watmoughs 4.67

232 142 Lucas 4.64

233 - Nurdin & Peacock 4.62

234 - Scapa Group 4.61

235 104 Claremont Garments 4.61

236 167 National Westminster 4.61

237 185 Hickson International 4.57

238 208 Clyde Petroleum 4.54

239 196 Savoy Hotel 4.54

240 179 TSB Group 4.47

241 - Huntington International 4.47

242 204 Hillsdown Holdings 4.45

243 231 Premier Consolidated 4.45

244 178 BET 4.44

245 168 Trafalgar House 4.42

246 - Mersey Docks 4.41

247 - Brake Brothers 4.39

248 - ADT Group 4.38

249 215 Guardian Royal Exchange 4.33

250 232 Wace Group 4.31

251 148 Yorkshire Tyne Tees 4.27

252 211 Fisons 4.21

253 214 Attwoods 4.17

254 213 J Waddington 4.17

255 183 Provident Financial 4.06

256 80 Blenheim Group 3.97

257 - Ocean Group 3.94

258 238 Eurotunnel 3.70

259 233 Lonrho 3.69

260 166 Queens Moat Houses 2.77.

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