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Founded in 1858 by tea, sugar and coffee importer Edward Billington, this Liverpool group now manufactures and distributes food and agricultural products. In 2016, it acquired pie and pudding maker Dunkleys for an undisclosed sum, which it is merging with its Bar Foods brand to create a new foodservice division. The group is led by chief executive Gary Blake, 45.

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Company details
CompanyEdward Billington & Son
ActivityFood manufacturer
Sales £m342.8
Operating profit £m13.5
Main shareholdersBillington family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda