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Earn 8% fixed interest p.a. with Square Pie’s bond. The company, which was established in 2001, is forecasted to generate net sales of £5m in FY15, increasing to c. £22m in FY19. Last year sales across its five London-based restaurants grew by 16% and by over 50% in terms of operating profit. Square Pie achieved a turnover of £2.6m in FY14, with revenue derived though its five restaurants, partnerships with Ocado.com and Tesco, as well as sa..

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