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Yorkshire cream teas are a firm favourite at this company’s six Bettys Cafe tea rooms. Employing more than 1,400 staff, the business also owns Yorkshire Tea, Taylors of Harrogate coffee, a craft bakery, a cookery school and an online shop. Founded almost 100 years ago by Swiss confectioner Frederick Belmont, it is still owned by his descendants, including chairman of the board Lesley Wild, 65.

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Company details
CompanyBettys & Taylors of Harrogate
ActivityCafe operator and food maker
Sales £m189.7
Operating profit £m15.1
Main shareholders

Founding family and family trusts (100%)


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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda