Analysis of the Cadbury Business Essay

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Analysis of the Cadbury Business

The person, who created the Cadbury business, is John Cadbury in 1824.
The business started as a shop in a fashionable place in Birmingham.
It sold things such as tea and coffee, mustard and a new sideline - cocoa and drinking chocolate, which John Cadbury prepared himself using a mortar and pestle. In 1847 the Cadbury business became a partnership. This is because John Cadbury took his brother, which also made it a family business. The business was now known as The Cadbury
Brothers. A factory in Birmingham was rented, to produce their products. In 1854 the company received its first Royal Warrant as
'manufacturers of cocoa and chocolate to Queen Victoria'. In 1856 John
Cadbury's son
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Cadbury and Schweppes have 180 brands.

Now these days Cadbury and Schweppes the business is functional it is owned by many shareholders (some of whom are members of staff). The company employs around 38,000 people worldwide but in Britain 12,000 employees. The company owns 7,500 vehicles that are used for the business (delivery) in Britain. In Britain there are 17 Cadbury and
Schweppes sites.

Ownership

Cadbury is a public limited company. It has the opportunity to become larger than the other forms of private business organisation. It is allowed to raise capital through the medium of the Stock Exchange, which quotes their share prices, and this creates a fullness of financial possibilities. The initials "PLC" (or plc) appear after the name of the public limited company. Only two people are needed to form a public limited company and there is no stated maximum of shareholders. In Cadbury's case it is owned by many shareowners, some of whom are members of staff.

Cadburys business advantage is:

- Shareholders have limited liability, so it means that the shareowners lose what they

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