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Yorkshire afternoon teas are a firm favourite at this company’s six Bettys Café Tea Rooms, which were forced to close during lockdown but have since reopened. It donated £110,000 to a local coronavirus community fund and in May announced its status as a carbon-neutral company. Employing almost 1,500 staff, the business also owns Yorkshire Tea, coffee brand Taylors of Harrogate, a craft bakery, a cookery school and an online shop. Founded by Swiss confectioner Frederick Belmont in Harrogate more than a century ago, it grew profits 42% to £15.8m in 2019.

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Company details
CompanyBettys & Taylors of Harrogate
ActivityFood producer & cafe operator
Sales £m227.4
Operating profit £m15.8
Main shareholdersFounding family and family trusts (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda