This grocery business supplies the 478 Spar, Eurospar and Vivo franchises in Northern Ireland from its 230,000 sq ft distribution centre outside Belfast. It also operates more than 80 of its own shops, supplies caterers and cafes, and has property interests as well as print and technology operations. It is led by co-chairmen Martin Agnew, 56, and his brother Geoffrey, 55.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank83
CompanyHenderson Group
ActivityFood wholesaler and retailer
LocationCounty Antrim
Sales £m*853
Profit £m*46
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersGeoffrey Agnew (12%), Martin Agnew (12%), Ardbarron Trust (76%)
Staff3,570
Founded1897
Websitewww.henderson-group.com

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