Warburtons says it is the best-known bread brand in Britain, producing more than 2m products a day at its 12 bakeries nationwide, with annualised sales of £514m. It is famous for its sliced bread in waxy paper, but in recent years has diversified into wraps, sandwich thins, gluten-free products and pitta chips. Chairman Jonathan Warburton, 56, and cousins Brett, 58, and Ross, 55, are the fifth generation to run the Bolton firm.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank19
CompanyWarburtons
ActivityBaker
LocationBolton
Sales £m†513.8
Operating profit £m†31.2
Main shareholdersWarburton family (100%)
Staff4,546
Founded1876
Websitewww.warburtons.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda