MKM Building Supplies has climbed 69 places in the rankings of the latest Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

The Hull-based company has been ranked at 70th (139th last year), recording sales of £251.9m and a profit of £15.9m for the year ended September 30, 2015, compared to sales of £213m and a profit of £12.5m in 2014.

David Kilburn, founder and executive chairman of MKM, said: “Being featured among the UK’s top private companies is an outstanding achievement, and a real testament to the hard work of everyone employed by MKM Building Supplies.

“New branch openings across the UK combined with new product offerings, including our hugely successful kitchen and bathroom showrooms, are key factors in our continued strong growth. With more branch openings planned for 2017, we’re eyeing up a position in the top 50 for next year’s league table.”