Hovis Limited is a baking business providing bread and bakery products. The company operates a number of bakeries, regional distribution centers, and a flour mill. It is jointly owned by The Gores Group and Premier Foods.

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Parent CompanyThe Gores Group
HQHigh Wycombe, GB
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Hovis was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in High Wycombe, GB

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Key People/Management at Hovis

Nish Kankiwala

Nish Kankiwala

Pete Hill

Pete Hill

HR Director
Ketan Halai

Ketan Halai

Finance Director
George Idicula

George Idicula

Supply Chain Director
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Hovis Office Locations

Hovis has an office in High Wycombe
High Wycombe, GB (HQ)
Lord Rank Centre, Lincoln Rd
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Hovis Financials and Metrics

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Hovis is a subsidiary of The Gores Group

Hovis Revenue

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Hovis's revenue was reported to be £335.97 m in FY, 2018
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Hovis News and Updates

Multi-million pound Hovis acquisition sees Leeds equity firm take slice of food sector

A British bread brand has been acquired by a Yorkshire private equity firm following a bidding war. Hovis, which was owned by London-based Premier Foods and US company Gores Group, has now been purchased by Leeds private equity firm Endless. The deal, which is for an undisclosed sum, has been estima…

Bakery giant Hovis sold to private equity firm Endless

Bakery brand Hovis has been acquired by Endless, a UK based mid-market private equity firm, for an undisclosed sum. The The post Bakery giant Hovis sold to private equity firm Endless appeared first on CityAM.

Hovis receives takeover offer from Italian firm Newlat Food

Italian firm Newlat Food has made an offer to buy the maker of Hovis bread from its current owners Premier The post Hovis receives takeover offer from Italian firm Newlat Food appeared first on CityAM.

Hovis Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hovis founded?

    Hovis was founded in 1886.

  • Who are Hovis key executives?

    Hovis's key executives are Nish Kankiwala, Pete Hill and Ketan Halai.

  • How many employees does Hovis have?

    Hovis has 1,043 employees.

  • What is Hovis revenue?

    Latest Hovis annual revenue is £336 m.

  • What is Hovis revenue per employee?

    Latest Hovis revenue per employee is £322.1 k.

  • Who are Hovis competitors?

    Competitors of Hovis include Tate & Lyle, Conagra Brands and Performance Kitchen.

  • Where is Hovis headquarters?

    Hovis headquarters is located at Lord Rank Centre, Lincoln Rd, High Wycombe.

  • Where are Hovis offices?

    Hovis has an office in High Wycombe.

  • How many offices does Hovis have?

    Hovis has 1 office.