The sale of Harry Ramsden’s

SSP News Release 19-January-2010

SSP Group has announced that it has sold the Harry Ramsden’s fish and chip shop restaurant chain. The brand has been purchased by private investment company Boparan Ventures Limited. BVL is the private investment vehicle of Ranjit Boparan.

Commenting on the deal, SSP CEO Andrew Lynch said; ‘We took the decision to sell Harry Ramsden’s some time ago to enable us to focus on our core business in travel locations, and we are delighted that this deal has now been completed. Harry Ramsden’s is an iconic brand with an impressive heritage. We’re certain that its success will continue under its new owners, who have plans to further develop the brand in the future.’

The deal was completed on 19th January. SSP will continue to operate a small number of outlets in travel locations as a franchise partner.

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