This supplier of meat, game and poultry trades from London’s Smithfield market, exporting to France, Spain and Italy. Its supply business, Cavendish Ships Stores, keeps cruise liners and ferries stocked with food. Growth in the cruise sector helped boost exports to £15.9m in 2016. The group is led by chairman Trevor Hussey, 65, who bought a minority stake from the founding Burden family in 2008.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank182
CompanyThe Burden Group
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa19.73%
International sales £000s15,940
Total sales £000s142,920
Staff131
Founded1978
Websitewww.theburdengroup.com

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