Based in Eastbourne, The Little Group is a family-owned holding company for Gardners Books, and says it is the largest combined book, eBook, music and DVD wholesaler in Britain. Its retail customers include high street booksellers, internet retailers and supermarkets. Other subsidiaries supply to music retailers, public libraries, colleges and schools, with more than 20% of sales to international trade customers. It is led by chairman Jonathan Little, 50.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank123
CompanyThe Little Group
ActivityBook, film and music wholesaler
LocationEastbourne
Sales £m232.2
Operating profit £m6.3
Main shareholdersYvette Stafford (30%), Jonathan Little (30%), Andrew Little (30%), Alan & Jean Little (10%)
Staff1,083
Founded1996
Websitewww.gardners.com

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