Britain's Most Admired by Sector: Construction (home)

Despite a torrid year for the sector, Berkely managed to post a higher score this time round...

Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

1 Berkeley Group 66.2
2 Telford Homes 60.0
3 Bellway 56.3
4 Persimmon 55.0
5 Bovis Homes 50.7

The worst property crash in a generation means this sector's total score is down over 90 points - making Berkeley's performance all the more remarkable, as its winning score is actually higher than it was last year. Wily boss Tony Pidgley avoided debt and disposed of his land bank at the top of the market. He now has £200m to spend when prices bottom out. East London-based Telford Homes climbs six places to second - it stands to do well out of the London Olympic developments on its patch. Fourth-placed Persimmon has taken a £600m writedown on its land values, and languishing in seventh is Barratt, whose share price has fallen by 90% in the past year.

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