Contract caterer Baxter Storey generates three-fifths of sales at this Reading group, and recently won customers that include BAE Systems and Shell. Founded in 2000 by chairman and chief executive Alastair Storey, 61, WSH’s other brands include Benugo, which has cafes at tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the Natural History Museum.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank17
CompanyWSH
ActivityCatering & restaurant business
LocationReading
Sales £m534.8
Operating profit £m23.2
Main shareholdersAlastair Storey (78%), Intermediate Capital (14%), management (8%)
Staff11,840
Founded2000
Websitewww.wshlimited.com

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