Chairman Jonathan Little, 54, heads this family-owned holding company, which includes Gardners Books, one of Britain’s largest independent wholesalers of books, music and DVDs. It also owns Lasgo, which exports CDs and vinyl records to more than 50 countries. International sales for the group, formed in 1996 and based in east Sussex, hit £151.9m in 2018, boosted by growth in its American operations and vinyl’s resurgent popularity worldwide.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank186
CompanyThe Little Group
ActivityMedia wholesaler
LocationEastbourne
2-yr av intl sales growth pa34.86%
International sales £000s151,886
Total sales £000s338,077
Staff1,218
Founded1996
Websitewww.littlegroup.com

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