Headquartered in Kent, Brakes Group sells food and ingredients for meals to pubs, restaurants, schools and hospitals across the UK, as well as Ireland, France and Sweden. It has 10,000 staff in 80 locations in Europe, making it Britain’s largest foodservice brand. It is led by chief executive officer, Ken McMeikan, 50, and owned by Bain Capital, which bought a majority stake from private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 2007 for £1.3bn.

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Company details
CompanyBrakes Group
ActivityFood distributor
Sales £m*3,094
Profit £m*150
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersBain Capital, management

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