Chairman Jonathan Little, 53, heads this family-owned holding company of Gardners Books, which says it is Britain’s largest independent wholesaler of books, music and DVDs. International sales, which reached £141m in 2017, have been aided by its American business, based in Florida. This year, it is doubling the capacity of its Eastbourne warehouse to stock 8m products.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank124
CompanyThe Little Group
ActivityMedia wholesaler
LocationEastbourne
2-yr av intl sales growth pa39.98%
International sales £000s141,005
Total sales £000s306,073
Staff1,207
Founded1996
Websitewww.gardners.com

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