This London business operates 278 Italian restaurants under four brands, serving more than 17m meals a year. In 2015, chief executive Steve Holmes, 44, led Bridgepoint Capital’s acquisition of Ask Italian and Zizzi from Gondola Holdings for £250m. Bridgepoint added Coco di Mama later that year and Radio Alice in 2016, with the four brands defying the downturn in the casual dining market as sales rose 10% to an annualised £257.8m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank99
CompanyAzzurri Group
ActivityCasual dining food chain
LocationCentral London
Sales £m†257.8
Operating profit £m†18.6
Main shareholders

Bridgepoint Group (82%), management (18%)

Staff6,133
Founded2015
Websitewww.azzurrigroup.co.uk/

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda