SHS Group

SHS, founded in County Antrim in 1975 by Joe Sloan and Geoff Salters, markets and distributes several top brands, including Douwe Egberts coffee, Snapple fruit drinks, Highland Spring mineral water and the vodka-based WKD alcopops.

A surge in popularity of the WKD drinks, found in clubs and bars such as JD Wetherspoon, has driven up profits 56% a year from £5.3m in 1998 to £20.4m in 2001.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank38
CompanySHS Group
ActivityBrand owner
LocationBelfast
Annual profit growth56.49%
Latest profits £000s20,391
Latest sales £000s183,118
Staff319
Founded1975
Websitewww.shs-group.co.uk

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