This Somerset dairy sells its products to 30 countries and claims to be the No 1 exporter of English cheddar to America. Founded in 1833, Barber’s is run by fifth-generation family members Paul and Nicholas Barber, both 74. Despite an overall drop in sales due to weak dairy prices, international sales, excluding a whey protein joint venture, totalled £14.7m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank194
CompanyBarber’s
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationSomerset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa17.07%
International sales £000s14,710
Total sales £000s84,003
Staff280
Founded1833
Websitewww.barbers.co.uk

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