Husband and wife team Andy and Pranee Laurillard, 46 and 47, set up this Thai restaurant business in 2009, opening their first Giggling Squid– branded site in Hove the following year. The Guildford-based company now offers what it calls “Thai tapas” in more than 20 cities across southern England and the Midlands. To help fund its expansion, it secured £6.4m in 2015 from the growth-capital firm BGF, which took a minority stake. Sales hit £18.4m in 2017 helped by six new openings, not counting its first London eatery, which opened in Wimbledon in November.

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Company details
CompanyGiggling Squid
ActivityRestaurant operator
Annual sales rise over 3 years59.39%
Latest sales £000s*18,411

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