12 (29) Bread Holdings

bread factory

Formed: 1992 (incorporated 2011)

Sales: £36.1m

2yr CAGR: 27.2%

Owned by: Bread Acquisitions

How? Backed by the legendary Luke Johnson, and with 690 employees, sales at this North London-based operation are still accelerating, as it’s tapped into the artisan bread trend through both its wholesale arm Bread Factory and upmarket bakery/café Gail’s.

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