Chairman Andrew Nisbet, 57, started this business 35 years ago from the boot of his car. Today, Nisbets claims to be the UK’s largest independent supplier of catering equipment, selling its products to more than 500,000 customers in 100 countries. In 2016, it acquired linen manufacturer Mitre Linen — which has held a Royal Warrant since 1955. Exports hit £88.4m in 2017

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Company details
Year2018
Rank158
CompanyNisbets
ActivityCatering equipment supplier
LocationBristol
2-yr av intl sales growth pa32.68%
International sales £000s*88,426
Total sales £000s*380,533
Staff1,754
Founded1983
Websitewww.nisbets.co.uk

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