Ibstock plc

Ibstock plc
Public limited company
Traded as LSE: IBST
Industry Building materials
Founded 1899
Headquarters Ibstock, Leicestershire
Key people
Jamie Pike (Chairman)
Wayne Sheppard (CEO)
Products Clay bricks
Revenue £358.3 million (2015)[1]
£163.6 million (2015)[1]
£101.6 million (2015)[1]
Website www.ibstockplc.com

Ibstock plc is a large brick making business. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The company was founded in 1899 at Ibstock in Leicestershire as a coal mining business.[2] It bought Redland's brick manufacturing business in 1996.[3] A majority stake in the business was acquired by CRH in 1998 with the balance of the shares being bought by CRH in October 2011.[4] The business was then acquired by Bain Capital as part of a management buyout in February 2015.[2] It was the subject of an initial public offering in October 2015.[2]


A clay pit owned by the company at Ibstock

The company manufactures 40% of the clay bricks produced in the United Kingdom.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 "Preliminary Results 2015" (PDF). Ibstock. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Ibstock builds IPO hopes on UK brick shortage". The Telegraph. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  3. "French losses and strong pound cost Redland dear". The Independent. 28 March 1997. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. "CRH swoops on Ibstock in pounds 326m deal". The Independent. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2015.

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