Argent Group distributes fruit and meat to retailers and the catering industry in Europe. The London business is chaired by BBC Apprentice guru Margaret Mountford, 62. In 2010, Fletcher Bay Investment Company, co-founded by managing director David Gray, 55, led a £32m buyout from Cinven.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank18
CompanyArgent Group Europe
ActivityFood supplier
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*529.8
Operating profit £m*11.7
Main shareholdersDavid Gray (60%), management (40%)
Staff933
Founded1895
Websitewww.argentgroup.com

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