The Bettys & Taylors Group employs more than 1,200 staff and owns brands such as Yorkshire Tea and Taylors Coffee as well as six Bettys tearooms in Yorkshire. It also has an online store and a cookery school. Founded almost 100 years ago by Swiss confectioner Frederick Belmont, the business is still owned and run by his descendants, including Lesley Wild, 60, who chairs the board. The company had annualised sales of £131m.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank245
CompanyBettys & Taylors of Harrogate
ActivityCafe operator and food maker
LocationHarrogate
Sales £m†130.6
Operating profit £m†9.8
Main shareholdersFounding family and family trusts (100%)
Staff1,293
Founded1919
Websitewww.bettysandtaylors.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda