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Yorkshire afternoon 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. The group is celebrating its centenary this year with a series of events, and an exclusive tea and cake collection. It was founded by Swiss confectioner Frederick Belmont, and is owned by his descendants, including chairwoman Lesley Wild, 66.

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Company details
CompanyBettys & Taylors of Harrogate
ActivityFood producer & cafe operator
Sales £m208.1
Operating profit £m11.2
Main shareholdersFounding family and family trusts (100%)

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