Nisbets

This catering equipment provider selected the Welsh city of Cardiff as the site for the opening of its tenth UK store earlier this year, stocking items that include everything from chefs’ knives and clothes to refrigeration equipment and bar supplies. Goods can also be bought online and by mail order, most of them guaranteed to arrive at the customer’s premises next day. Founded by chairman Andrew Nisbet, 55, the business is also growing in Europe and Australia, although it closed its American operation last year. Sales rose to £226.7m last year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank128
CompanyNisbets
ActivityCatering equipment supplier
LocationBristol
Sales £m226.7
Operating profit £m28.2
Main shareholdersAndrew Nisbet (96%), Management (4%)
Staff1,049
Founded1983
Websitewww.nisbets.co.uk

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