Founded in 1970 by Thakorbha Patel and Mohinder Bhatoa, Bradford-based P&B Foods is a wholesale distributor of mainly Indian ingredients with a sideline in Caribbean products. Lentils, spices, nuts, flours, rices, oils, sauces, fruit and pickles fill its warehouses, from brands such as Heera, Rishta, Balah and Parivar, making this a one-stop shop for Indian restaurants. International sales have primarily been to the Republic of Ireland, but also include mainland Europe and further afield. They have increased 37% a year from £1.3m in 2009 to £2.4m in 2011.
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