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Chairman Jonathan Little, 53, heads this family-owned holding company, which includes Gardners Books, one of Britain’s largest independent wholesalers of books, music and DVDs. With vinyl sales remaining popular, and strong performance in the US, sales grew 10% to £338.1m this year. It is now doubling the capacity of its Eastbourne warehouse to stock 8m products.

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Company details
CompanyThe Little Group
ActivityMedia wholesaler
Sales £m*338.1
Operating profit £m*17.4
Main shareholdersJonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Yvette Stafford (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda