Reading-based WSH was founded in 2000 by chairman Alastair Storey, 65, and owns nine brands including Benugo, which runs cafes at attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and London’s Natural History Museum. Its largest division is catering firm BaxterStorey, which won 47 new clients in 2017, helping group turnover grow 13% to £828m. Also last year, WSH entered into a joint venture with Masterchef: The Professionals judge Monica Galetti and her husband, David, enabling Galetti to open her first restaurant.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank75
CompanyWSH
ActivityHospitality services provider
LocationReading
Sales £m*828
Profit £m*65
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersAlastair Storey and family (80%), Intermediate Capital (12%), management (8%)
Staff16,270
Founded2000
Websitewww.wshlimited.com

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