This Manchester firm supplies European bakery products to more than 10,000 stores around the world, with brands including Paul Hollywood ready-to-bake rolls, and the St Pierre range of brioche, croissants and crêpes. It entered the US market in 2014, where strong growth boosted exports to £19.7m last year. Managing director Jeremy Gilboy, 59, and international director Paul Baker, 49, led a buyout of Carrs in 2004.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank9
CompanyCarrs Foods International
ActivityBaked product provider
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa163.80%
International sales £000s*19,744
Total sales £000s*49,199
Staff24
Founded1986
Websitewww.carrsfoods.co.uk

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