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Sunday Times International Track 200

Elbrook Cash and Carry, one of the UK’s fastest growing cash and carry suppliers to the grocery trade, has been included in the prestigious Sunday Times 200 Fast Track list. The company, which supplies grocers across London and the south east with a huge range of both branded and specialist products, is one of the country’s most successful wholesalers, and has a clutch of awards celebrating their entrepreneurial spirit. They also own the famous Chak 89, a renowned Bollywood Indian restaurant and banqueting venue.

The company’s inclusion in the Fast Track list has come as no surprise to Frank Khalid, Managing Director of Elbrook. “We’re passionate in everything we do, and whenever we see an opportunity to expand our enterprise, we grab it with both hands,” he explains. “But the recognition of such a prestigious listing is fantastic, and goes to prove that even in the current economic climate, British businesses are succeeding in all sectors of the economy,” he adds.

Tough competition

The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is an annual league table that ranks the UK’s private companies who have achieved the fastest growing international sales over a period of two years. Companies have to be registered in the UK to qualify and must be independent, unquoted and ultimate holding operations. They also have to have international sales exceeding £1million, with total sales exceeding £25million in their latest accounts.

These exacting requirements make entry into the list no small achievement for the companies that are listed, and there is tough competition to qualify for inclusion. However, those who do make the grade are considered to be some of the UK’s most entrepreneurial and fastest growing companies, and a barometer for the health of the economy overall. “Being included in the list means that we are at the top of our sector and delivering a high quality service not just to customers in the UK, but further afield,” explains Frank Khalid, of Elbrook Cash and Carry.

“We’ve built a reputation not just for supplying the best quality produce, but for really understanding what our customers want from their supplier. We’re here when our customers need us, and thanks to our involvement in our own retail enterprises, we really do have an in-depth knowledge of the challenges our customers face every day,” he adds.

‘Big 30’

Elbrook Cash and Carry joined Landmark Wholesale Group in 2005 achieving a company record of £118million turnover in 2007 and inclusion in the “big 30” grocer wholesalers listings. It is now one of London’s premier wholesale suppliers to the grocery trade, and prides itself on its relationship with its suppliers and customers.

And what about the future for this successful enterprise? “We have plans to expand our business ventures even further than before in the next few years, but our primary focus will always be our customers,” explains Frank Khalid, “They are and always will be our number one priority, so we’ll continue to listen to their feedback and what they want from us as a supplier,” he concludes.


Elbrook Cash and Carry was founded in September 1984 opening its first premises in Stratford, London. It later moved to premises in Barking, Essex where they started selling alcohol, confectionery, soft drinks, wines and cigarettes. From 1986, Elbrook Cash and Carry grew to such a position that on 22 November 1993 they opened a new branch in Mitcham, which was a resounding success. Elbrook Cash and Carry has become one of the leading cash and carry's in London to date.

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