UK: BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES - SECTOR ANALYSIS - BUILDING MATERIALS AND MERCHANTS.

UK: BRITAIN'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES - SECTOR ANALYSIS - BUILDING MATERIALS AND MERCHANTS. -

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

Company QMan FS QP&S AAT VLTI

1 Wolseley 7.95 7.79 7.27 6.11 7.45

2 RMC Group 7.77 7.37 6.78 7.05 7.32

3 Rugby Group 7.27 7.85 6.55 6.18 6.75

4 M B Caradon 6.85 6.90 6.63 6.10 6.05

5 Redland 6.58 5.97 7.07 6.40 6.15

6 BPB Industries 6.38 6.83 7.26 5.45 5.92

7 Hepworth 5.88 6.48 6.55 5.77 5.65

8 Pilkington 4.75 5.20 7.60 5.50 5.30

9 Tarmac 5.62 4.98 6.15 5.10 5.33

10 Blue Circle Industries 4.82 6.02 6.15 4.87 5.42

Company CI QMar C&ER UCA Average

1 Wolseley 5.88 6.77 5.70 7.08 6.89

2 RMC Group 5.45 5.73 5.82 6.67 6.66

3 Rugby Group 5.37 5.57 5.43 6.72 6.41

4 M B Caradon 6.17 6.83 5.20 6.30 6.34

5 Redland 5.88 5.95 5.83 5.95 6.20

6 BPB Industries 6.27 5.85 5.58 5.71 6.14

7 Hepworth 6.07 5.62 5.27 5.92 5.91

8 Pilkington 7.45 5.25 6.60 5.10 5.86

9 Tarmac 4.88 4.90 5.57 5.40 5.33

10 Blue Circle Industries 4.68 5.12 5.65 5.10 5.31

Q Man - Quality of Management, FS - Financial Services, QP&S - Quality of

Products and Services, AAT - Ability to Attract, Develop and Retain Top

Talent, VLTI - Value as a Long-term Investment, CI - Capacity to Innovate,

Q Mar - Quality of Marketing, C&ER - Community and Environmental

Responsibility, UCA - Use of Corporate Assets.

The above breakdown of the building materials and merchants sector, showing the individual category scores from which a company's average is calculated, tells some interesting tales. Pilkington, for example, gains the sector's highest rating in two sectors (CI and QP&S) but the lowest in two others (QMan and VLTI). Similar analyses for all 26 sectors are published in the full report available from Management Today.

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