2011 Top Track 250
Rank: 12 Warburtons
From small beginnings in 1876, Warburtons has grown into Britainís biggest baker. Famous for its quality sliced bread wrapped in waxy paper, the company has expanded its range of more than 60 products to include pancakes, pitta chips and crumpets. The business runs 13 bakeries around Britain, which together turn out more than 2m products a day. Chairman Jonathan Warburton is the fifth generation of his family to run the company, where sales dipped to £492.1m in 2010 but profits edged upwards to £43.9m.
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|Financial year end||Sep 10|
|Location of HQ||Bolton|
* = annualised figuresá = draft accounts