This London-based chain’s sandwiches, soups and salads are hitting the spot worldwide, with more than 400 stores in five countries, including 310 in the UK, and another 40 planned for this year. In February, Pret opened its first store in Dubai, and is targeting growth in the US and Europe. Overseas sales hit £156.7m in 2015, and total profits rose to £46.4m, the highest on the league table. Pret is led by chief executive Clive Schlee, 57.
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