17. John Henderson Holdings
- Managing directors: Geoffrey and Martin Agnew
- Pre-tax profit (after £3.5m revaluation): £20.3m
- Employment: 2,998
- Pay bill: £58.6m
Wholesaler, retailer and foodservice provider Henderson Group recently announced record results for 2016. Posting a pre-tax profit of £24m (before a £3.5m revaluation), up 11% on 2015, and a £699m turnover for the year, directors attributed the results to the continued level of investment throughout their retail network, infrastructure and employees which reached £34m in 2016.
A comprehensive strategic growth and profitability plan implemented in 2016 included continued focus on delivering excellence in customer service, investing in staff, developing information systems, maximising operational efficiency, enhancing fresh food ranges and in-store proposition, and continues to yield results.