The maker of the Jammie Dodgers traces its origins to 1829, when George Burton opened a bakery in Staffordshire. In March 2007, Duke Street Capital paid £200m for the company, which was formed from a merger of Burton’s Gold Medal Biscuits and Horizon Biscuit Company in 2000. The St Albans firm operates out of four bakeries with brands including Cadbury Biscuits (made under licence), Maryland, Jammie Dodgers, Wagon Wheels, Bertolli Snacks and Green and Black biscuits. The company has grown its market share over the last few years and says it is now the nation’s No 2 biscuit supplier. Chief executive Paul Kitchener oversaw sales of £278.5m in 2006.
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