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Founded in 1997 and headed by managing director Mark Holyoake, this frozen-seafood supplier buys and processes fish in the Far East and eastern Europe and sells it in Britain, Germany and France. It recently acquired 10 distribution firms and took the decision to start supplying restaurants direct. It also claims to have doubled its client base in the food-processing sector between 2001 and 2004. Sales have risen accordingly, up by £80m to £175.4m in 2003.

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Company details
CompanyBritish Seafood
ActivitySeafood wholesaler
LocationCentral London
Sales £m175.4
Operating profit £m7.4
Main shareholdersControlled by the Holyoake family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda