Ready meals, pizzas, salads and soups are among the 6,000 items on the menu at Bakkavor, a supplier of fresh prepared foods to retailers such as Waitrose. It refinanced £360m of debt in 2013 and has restructured its business, increasing investment in America and Asia.

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Company details
ActivityPrepared food producer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,650
Profit £m110
Year endDec 13
Principal shareholdersGudmundsson brothers (39%), Arion Bank (26%), other institutions and investors (35%)

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