Henderson Group supplies more than 450 of Northern Ireland’s Spar, Eurospar, Vivo, Vivoxtra and Vivo Essentials franchises, as well as operating more than 80 shops. Led by brothers Martin, 55, and Geoffrey Agnew, 54, it also operates food service, property, print and technology divisions. In 2017, the firm’s profits grew 10% to £39m after it spent £41m on store refurbishment, acquiring new shops and developing a new 180,000 sq ft warehouse facility in Mallusk.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank87
CompanyHenderson Group
ActivityFood wholesaler and retailer
LocationCounty Antrim
Sales £m759
Profit £m39
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersGeoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
Staff3,387
Founded1897
Websitewww.henderson-group.com

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