Claiming to be the UK’s largest independent supplier of catering equipment, this Bristol company has a branch in Ireland and subsidiaries in Britain, France, Spain, Holland, China and Australia. Last September, it acquired linen manufacturer Mitre Linen, which has held a Royal Warrant to supply the royal household since 1955. Nisbets is led by founder and chairman Andrew Nisbet, 57.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank58
CompanyNisbets
ActivityCatering equipment supplier
LocationBristol
Sales £m328.3
Operating profit £m36.1
Main shareholdersAndrew Nisbet (96%), Management (4%)
Staff1,643
Founded1983
Websitewww.nisbets.co.uk

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