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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. Sales for the group, formed in 1996 and based in Eastbourne, hit £338.1m in 2018, boosted by growth in its American operations and the resurgence of vinyl worldwide.

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Company details
CompanyThe Little Group
ActivityMedia wholesaler
Sales £m338.1
Operating profit £m17.4
Main shareholdersJonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Yvette Stafford (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)

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