ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITED

WESTON CENTRE, 10 GROSVENOR STREET, LONDON, W1K 4QY

Company Number: 00079590
Incorporation date: 30-Dec-1903
Status: Active
Entity type: Private Limited Company

SIC codes:
10611 Grain milling
10612 Manufacture of breakfast cereals and cereals-based food
10710 Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes
10730 Manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products


SUMMARY

This company is 120.6 years old and is currently active. It is controlled by Sunblest Bakeries Limited. The company has positive equity (net assets) of GBP 20 thousand which has decreased from the previous year's figure of GBP 297.4 million. The latest reported revenue figure is GBP 1 billionThe company has 3 active officers (directors or partners) who are or were officers of 38 other companies. The company has no public disputes filed on the Business Disputes Register. There are 2 court cases involving the company that we are aware of.


FINANCIALS (BETA)

Next accounts due: 29-May-2025
Accounts Filed: FULL (26-Aug-2023)


P&L Financials:
Year end Currency Revenue Operating profit Interest Received Interest Paid Tax Net Profit GBP
14-Sep-2019 GBP 1,021,775,000 -22,928,000 -636,000 -19,049,000
15-Sep-2018 GBP
16-Sep-2017 GBP
17-Sep-2016 GBP
12-Sep-2015 GBP 804,408,000 1,950,000 248,000 2,443,000
13-Sep-2014 GBP 705,453,000 -2,309,000 1,913,000 -242,000 -4,464,000


Balance Sheet Financials:
Year end Currency Cash Current Assets Current Liabilities Debt Share Capital Premium Reserve Retained Earnings Net Assets
14-Sep-2019 GBP 3,841,000 231,923,000 17,000 19,000 73,349,000 20,000
15-Sep-2018 GBP 4,526,000 217,398,000 315,251,000 200,000,000 92,398,000 297,360,000
16-Sep-2017 GBP 592,000 17,000 19,000
17-Sep-2016 GBP 783,000 221,518,000 17,000 19,000 20,000
12-Sep-2015 GBP 3,601,000 220,193,000 17,000 17,000 175,386,000 378,789,000
13-Sep-2014 GBP 1,024,000 172,610,000 77,480,000 57,000 -137,057,000 375,703,000

VALUATION EVENTS (BETA)

Year end Currency % Equity Sum raised Pre-Money Valuation* Post-Money Valuation* Enterprise Value**
14-Sep-2019 GBP -1,052,531.58% -199,981,000 200,000,000 19,000 95,826,000
15-Sep-2018 GBP 99.99% 199,981,000 19,000 200,000,000 97,450,500
* Average valuation during the period
** Estimated based on average Cash and Debt levels during period

DISPUTES

No disputes filed on www.disputesregister.org

COMPANY SECRETARY


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All apointments
(active/resigned)
Active Raymond Gerrard CAHILL 23 Feb 2021 25 Jun 2024 1 - 0
Resigned Simon Joseph SMITH 14 Jul 2006 29 Sep 2006 British 0 - 68
Resigned Rosalyn Sharon SCHOFIELD 13 Aug 2001 24 Dec 2020 British 4 - 219
Resigned Lyn RICHARDSON 24 Jul 2001 13 Aug 2001 British 0 - 90
Resigned Catherine Mary SPRINGETT 26 Feb 2001 24 Jul 2001 British 0 - 215
Resigned Jessica Sophie FOSTER 14 Jul 2000 26 Feb 2001 British 0 - 96
Resigned Malcolm Raymond GORE 11 Jun 1999 British 8 - 91
Resigned William Bernard WRIGHT 14 Jul 2000 Secretary British 4 - 95

DIRECTORS


Status Name Appointed on Resigned on Occupation Nationality All appointments
(active/resigned)
Dissolved companies
(rate)
Active Stephen HENDERSON 23 Feb 2021 Finance Director British 19 - 20 (0.0%)
Active Sarah ARROWSMITH 17 Jun 2019 Company Director British 15 - 41 (5.3%)
Resigned Christopher Nicholas James LAW 17 Jun 2019 05 Oct 2022 Company Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Active Sarah Carmel Mary ARROWSMITH 17 Jun 2019 Company Director British 16 - 40 (0.0%)
Resigned Liam James MCNAMARA 17 Jun 2019 30 Apr 2021 Company Director British 5 - 60 (0.0%)
Resigned Victoria LAWRENCE 11 Jan 2019 23 Aug 2021 Managing Director British 2 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Gordon Douglas MCKECHNIE 09 Mar 2018 11 Jan 2019 Company Director British,South African 0 - 30 (0.0%)
Resigned Gordon Douglas MCKECHNIE 09 Mar 2018 11 Jan 2019 Company Director British 11 - 72 (11.1%)
Resigned Christopher John MINTERN 13 Nov 2017 23 Aug 2021 Company Director British 0 - 30 (0.0%)
Resigned Mark FOWLE 13 Nov 2017 23 Aug 2021 Company Director British 4 - 40 (0.0%)
Resigned Robin Anthony William LEE 06 Oct 2016 23 Aug 2021 Managing Director British 0 - 100 (0.0%)
Resigned Stephen Derek MOON 06 Oct 2016 09 Mar 2018 Director British 2 - 166 (33.3%)
Resigned Jonathan Howard JENKINS 24 Mar 2016 14 Oct 2019 Managing Director British 5 - 100 (0.0%)
Resigned Ian Robert MACE 14 Sep 2014 08 Feb 2021 Accountant British 1 - 60 (0.0%)
Resigned Jonathan Paul WILLIS 14 Sep 2014 09 Oct 2018 Finance & It Director British 1 - 80 (0.0%)
Resigned Paul Robert KENWARD 14 Sep 2014 24 Mar 2016 Company Director British 5 - 140 (0.0%)
Resigned Paul Simon MURPHY 14 Sep 2014 01 Feb 2021 Managing Director British 0 - 102 (20.0%)
Resigned David Stephen BARTON 13 Jan 2014 23 Aug 2021 Managing Director British 1 - 72 (25.0%)
Resigned Wendy Anne HUDSON 01 Mar 2013 13 Jan 2014 Finance Director British 1 - 52 (33.3%)
Resigned Mark Andrew WARD 01 Mar 2013 05 Apr 2019 Finance Director British 5 - 206 (24.0%)
Resigned Peter FOOT 14 Mar 2008 01 Mar 2013 Finance Director Of Allied Bakeries British 0 - 92 (22.2%)
Resigned Mark Robert FAIRWEATHER 14 Mar 2008 17 Mar 2015 Managing Director British 4 - 128 (50.0%)
Resigned Jonathan WILSON 04 Sep 2006 31 Jan 2016 Marketing Director British 0 - 30 (0.0%)
Resigned Brian David ROBINSON 09 Jan 2006 14 Mar 2008 Chief Executive Nz 0 - 50 (0.0%)
Resigned Nigel Robert TOON 09 Jan 2006 31 Dec 2013 H R Director British 1 - 41 (20.0%)
Resigned Des PULLEN 03 Oct 2001 05 Jan 2006 Chief Executive British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned David Andrew LIGHT 19 Oct 2000 28 Jul 2006 Financial Director British 0 - 141 (7.1%)
Resigned Alan MURPHY 19 Oct 2000 31 Aug 2006 Divisional Director British 0 - 20 (0.0%)
Resigned John Macdonald MACEWAN 19 Oct 2000 31 Dec 2005 Technical Director British 0 - 71 (14.3%)
Resigned George Garfield WESTON 01 Jan 1999 01 Mar 2013 Company Director Australian 24 - 141 (2.6%)
Resigned Paul Francis ASHWORTH 01 Jan 1995 31 Dec 1996 Marketing Director British 0 - 147 (50.0%)
Resigned David Noel Christopher GARMAN 01 Nov 1993 16 Apr 1999 Managing Director British 1 - 93 (30.0%)
Resigned Arthur LODGE 01 Sep 1993 29 Sep 2000 Personnel Director British 0 - 61 (16.7%)
Resigned Richard SLOAN 29 Jun 1992 27 Jul 2001 Technical Director British 0 - 32 (66.7%)
Resigned Eric PLACE 13 May 1992 31 Jul 2001 Commercial Director British 0 - 174 (23.5%)
Resigned Garfield Howard WESTON 16 Sep 1991 15 Dec 2000 Company Director Canadian 0 - 448 (18.2%)
Resigned Brian Robert GODDALL 14 Sep 1991 Bakery Group Sales Director British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Thomas Greig WIGHTON 14 Sep 1991 Group Accountant British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Timothy Glynn HAWKINS 15 Oct 1993 Planning Director British 0 - 20 (0.0%)
Resigned David Christopher John WOODWARD 30 Jun 1994 Director Of Retail And Planning British 0 - 30 (0.0%)
Resigned Eric PLACE 31 Jul 2001 Commercial Director British 0 - 174 (23.5%)
Resigned Stephen Richard AKERMAN 14 Sep 1991 Bakery Chief Executive British 0 - 10 (0.0%)
Resigned Alan RICHARDSON 21 Jan 2000 Finance Director British 2 - 167 (38.9%)
Number of active directors: 3
Average tenure of active directors: 4.5 years
Average tenure of resigned directors: 4.2 years
Average active director Dissolution Rate: 1.8%

DIRECTOR APPOINTMENTS IN OTHER COMPANIES

Name
 
ALLIED MILLS (NO.1) LIMITED (00037410) - Active
SPEEDIBAKE LIMITED (00046991) - Active
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITED (00079590) - Active
THE SILVER SPOON COMPANY LIMITED (00117952) - Active
G.COSTA AND COMPANY LIMITED (00130741) - Active
REFRESCO BEVERAGES UK LIMITED (00161079) - Active
PATAK'S FOODS 2008 LIMITED (00209659) - Active
FOOD AND DRINK FEDERATION(THE) (00210572) - Active
THE HOME GROWN SUGAR COMPANY LIMITED (00213492) - Active
LEGER DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED (00213519) - Dissolved
PURCHASE FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED (00240631) - Active
THE JORDANS & RYVITA COMPANY LIMITED (00245345) - Active
FOOD INVESTMENTS LIMITED (00371996) - Active
EASTCASTLE INVESTMENT TRUST CO. LIMITED (00385659) - Active
ACETUM (UK) LIMITED (00446610) - Active
W. JORDAN & SON (SILO) LIMITED (00572391) - Active
PATAK (SPICES) LIMITED (00602700) - Active
THE BILLINGTON FOOD GROUP LIMITED (01062741) - Active
KINGSGATE FOOD INGREDIENTS LIMITED (01182574) - Active
AB WORLD FOODS LIMITED (01400901) - Active
W.JORDAN (CEREALS) LIMITED (01545794) - Active
WORLDWING INVESTMENTS LIMITED (02778854) - Active
DORSET CEREALS LIMITED (02867393) - Active
H 5 LIMITED (03020972) - Active
REFLEX NUTRITION LIMITED (03292172) - Active
PATAK'S BREADS LIMITED (03385960) - Active
GERMANDER MANAGEMENT LIMITED (03521655) - Active
G. COSTA (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (03679738) - Active
ELSENHAM QUALITY FOODS LIMITED (04271891) - Active
COOK TRADING LIMITED (04611064) - Active
PATAK FOOD LIMITED (05137759) - Active
AB WORLD FOODS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED (06300517) - Active
CAPSICANA LTD (07096960) - Active
DR CHALLONER'S HIGH SCHOOL (07694530) - Active
ALLIED MILLS LIMITED (12777595) - Active
PATAK'S FROZEN FOODS LIMITED (SC087013) - Active
PATAK'S CHILLED FOODS LIMITED (SC176931) - Active
KORWAY HOLDINGS LIMITED (SC257416) - Active
KORWAY FOODS LIMITED (SC279203) - Active

SHAREHOLDERS (BETA)

Shareholder name Share class Shares at confirmation date
2016-06-132015-06-152014-06-152013-06-152012-06-15
SUNBLEST BAKERIES LIMITEDORDINARY200,000,000
100%
509,986,956
100.0%
509,986,956
100.0%
99,986,956
100.0%
99,986,956
100.0%
SUNBLEST BAKERIES LIMITEDPREFERENCE 5%0
0%
2,608
0.001%
0
0%
0
0%
0
0%
SUNBLEST BAKERIES LIMITEDPREFERENCE0
0%
0
0%
2,608
0.001%
2,608
0.003%
2,608
0.003%

SHAREHOLDINGS (BETA)

Company name Share class Shares at confimation date
2018-02-132017-12-31
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY300
100%
0
0%
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY A0
0%
46
46%
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY E0
0%
32
32%
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY C0
0%
10
10%
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY D0
0%
7
7.00%
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITEDORDINARY B0
0%
5
5%

CONTROLLED COMPANIES / CONTROLLING ENTITIES



Controlling entities above

ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITED

Controlled companies below

LATE PAYMENTS REPORT


Start date End date Average days to pay % invoices paid over 60 days % invoices not paid within agreed terms Gov.uk report
2023-08-27 2024-02-26 41 5% 16% 82623
2023-02-28 2023-08-26 40 5% 18% 76029
2022-08-28 2023-02-27 34 4% 18% 69631
2022-02-28 2022-08-27 37 4% 19% 63146
2021-08-29 2022-02-27 40 5% 17% 56709
2021-02-28 2021-08-28 39 5% 17% 49946
2020-08-30 2021-02-27 37 4% 19% 43328
2020-03-15 2020-08-29 39 5% 20% 36442
2019-09-15 2020-03-14 38 5% 18% 29880
2019-03-17 2019-09-14 40 5% 18% 22398
2018-09-17 2019-03-16 44 11% 21% 14301
2018-03-17 2018-09-15 47 13% 24% 7270
2017-09-17 2018-03-16 51 23% 39% 1226


COURT CASES


Date Title Reference Subject
2019-08-07 Mrs A Neil v ABF Grain Products Ltd [2019] UKET 3331899/2018 Breach of Contract
2018-05-24 Mrs P Cotton v ABF Grain Products Ltd [2018] UKET 1301944/2017 Age Discrimination

PATENTS


Title Date filed Status Publication number
Pallet trolley 2004-06-17 Terminated GB2402921
Food handling mechanism 2002-12-19 Ceased GB2398480
Baking compositions comprising glucono delta lactone 1999-06-21 Ceased GB2339134
Removing end crusts from sliced bread and pacakaging a plurality of loaves 1999-06-11 Terminated GB2338168
Baking tin of special shape 1998-03-23 Ceased GB2335586
Bread slicing machines 1996-11-20 Ceased GB2307397
Reclosable packaging 1995-09-19 Ceased GB2305418
Method of cooling baked goods 1983-02-03 Granted GB2134636

COMPETITORS

(Based on Sic code: 10611 Grain milling)

Company Registered Address Company Number YE Date Revenue GBP Net Profit GBP Other SIC codes
PREMIER FOODS GROUP LIMITED PREMIER HOUSE, CENTRIUM BUSINESS PARK, GRIFFITHS WAY, ST. ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE, AL1 2RE 00281728 2018-03-31 779,500,000 -42,300,000 10710-Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes
10730-Manufacture of macaroni, noodles, couscous and similar farinaceous products
10890-Manufacture of other food products not elsewhere classified
WHITWORTH BROS.LIMITED VICTORIA MILLS, WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTON, NN8 2DT 00465899 2018-03-31 238,729,000 6,457,000
RANK HOVIS MILLING LIMITED THE LORD RANK CENTRE, LINCOLN ROAD, HIGH WYCOMBE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, HP12 3QS 09352305 2017-12-31 213,380,000 -8,002,000
ADM MILLING LIMITED CHURCH MANORWAY, ERITH, KENT, UNITED KINGDOM, DA8 1DL 02445197 2017-12-31 194,627,265 -2,051,321
MORNING FOODS,LIMITED NORTH WESTERN MILLS, GRESTY ROAD, CREWE, CHESHIRE, CW2 6HP 00375854 2017-07-31 140,114,976 3,075,042
HEYGATES LIMITED BUGBROOKE MILLS, BUGBROOKE, NORTHAMPTON, NN7 3QH 00603238 2018-03-31 134,851,990 -1,806,938
S&B HERBA FOODS LIMITED CENTRAL COURT 2ND FLOOR, NORTH BLOCK, 1B KNOLL RISE, ORPINGTON, KENT, BR6 0JA 00156737 2017-12-31 90,293,000 3,169,000
CARR'S FLOUR MILLS LIMITED VICTORIA MILLS, LONDON ROAD, WELLINGBOROUGH, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, NN8 2DT 00480341 2018-03-31 81,666,000 1,776,000
RICHARDSON MILLING (UK) LIMITED MILE ROAD, BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE, MK42 9TB 01789282 2017-12-31 53,854,941 0
WM. NELSTROP & CO. LTD ALBION FLOUR MILLS, STOCKPORT, SK4 1TZ 00260082 2018-03-31 47,969,734 558,412
G.R.WRIGHT & SONS LIMITED HARLOW MILL THE PINNACLES, ROYDON ROAD, HARLOW, ESSEX, ENGLAND, CM19 5GH 00129755 2017-12-31 43,330,724 3,570,167
DOVES FARM FOODS LIMITED DOVES FARM FOODS LTD, SALISBURY, ROAD, HUNGERFORD, BERKSHIRE, RG17 0RF 02301391 2017-06-30 17,206,813 0 10720-Manufacture of rusks and biscuits; manufacture of preserved pastry goods and cakes

LIQUIDATION RISK (BETA)



This company is Active. Statistically, Active companies have a low probability of being liquidated within a year.
Here are our probability predictions:
Basis Liquidation within 3 months Liquidation within 6 months Liquidation within 12 months Prediction confidence
ABF GRAIN PRODUCTS LIMITED 0.9% 4.1% 8.5% Medium
Other companies Active in the same sector Too few competitors
Age 0.6% 1.7% 2.7% Medium
Company Type 0.7% 3.7% 7.4% Medium
Accounts category 0.7% 2.2% 3.8% Medium
Accounting Month 1.1% 4.7% 11.8% Medium
Sic code count 1.0% 5.6% 10.9% Medium
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