One of the largest producers of organic and gluten-free flour in the UK, Doves Farm mills more than 10,000 tonnes of flour every year at its Berkshire farm. It is led by chief executive Clare Marriage, 63, who started the firm in 1978 with husband Michael, 65. Its flours, cereals, biscuits and pastas are now sold by Waitrose, Tesco, Ocado and Amazon. It has benefited from growth in the popularity of baking, as well as increased demand for free-from products, to grow profits to £2.9m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
CompanyDoves Farm Foods
ActivitySpecialist flour miller
LocationBerkshire
Profits £000 *2,867
Sales £000 *17,278
Staff 71
Founded1978
Websitewww.dovesfarm.co.uk