From the May 1956 issue of the Socialist Standard
Do you know the name of the biggest company in Great Britain? Or the names of the first three? Or of the first ten?
On page 78 are listed the names of the top 25 companies, as given in a recent survey. How many of them can you place?
To be quite fair, we must mention that the survey confines itself to public companies, i.e., those with shares quoted on the Stock Exchange, and to companies trading mainly in the United Kingdom. This means, for example, that big companies like Shell and the British American Tobacco Company are excluded.