Staff loyalty and friendliness has helped make Bettys & Taylors a Yorkshire institution. The Harrogate-based maker of Yorkshire Tea and the purveyor of fine cakes and confectionery through its tea shops, made a record £10.1m profit on £149.1m sales in 2013. Lesley Wild chairs the family-owned business.
Activity: Catering and confectionery
Latest turnover: £149m
Five-year rise in turnover: 67%
No. of employees: 1,403
Five-year rise in employment: 21%