Welcome to our 2016 Annual Report

1886 – 2016

One Henry Boot

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2016 Highlights

Established in 1886, we are one of the UK’s leading land promotion, property investment and development, and construction companies.

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Net debt



Operating profit



Net asset value per ordinary share



Earnings per ordinary share



Dividends per ordinary share



  • Initial construction phase of the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, at a cost of £333m, has commenced.
  • Completion of £35m Stocksbridge development and commencement of £35m Better Barnsley town centre regeneration project. 
  • Over 16,000 strategic land plots with planning permission, a further 10,000 plots in the planning process and applications being prepared for another 10,000 plots in 2017.
  • 70 properties completed by Stonebridge Projects with an average sales value of circa £266,000 per property.
  • Record dividend of 7.00p, a 15% increase.
  • Creation of new Operations Board to promote co-operation between all Henry Boot Group companies.
  • Commencement of the ‘One Henry Boot’ project examining our culture, purpose, vision and values. 

Segmental Performance

The strength of the business and our consistent growth is achieved through our Group structure and diverse business segments.

Profit before tax


Group revenue


  • Land Promotion
  • Property Investment and Development
  • Construction
  • Group Overheads/Eliminations

Delivering Value

Our key strategic aim is to deliver value to shareholders over the longer term.


Each of our three business segments performed well, notwithstanding the macroeconomic concerns after the EU referendum result. As always, the annual financial results and the delivery of shareholder value over the longer term is down to the talent, commitment and hard work of all our people.

Jamie Boot



Our ability to deliver long-term value for shareholders is underpinned by our business model.

Our Strategy