Celebrating 30 years in business, this catering equipment provider recently opened its fifth UK store in London’s Shoreditch, stocking items from chefs’ knives and whites to refrigeration equipment and bar supplies. Items can also be bought online and by mail order, most with guaranteed next-day delivery. Founded by chairman Andrew Nisbet, 53, the Bristol-based company expanded into America last year, adding to existing operations in Europe and Australia.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank175
CompanyNisbets
ActivityCatering equipment supplier
LocationBristol
Sales £m178.6
Operating profit £m26.1
Main shareholdersAndrew Nisbet, founder & chairman & Anne Nisbet, director (95%), Management (5%)
Staff764
Founded1983
Websitewww.nisbets.co.uk

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