Founded in 1982 by chairman John Kerr, 72, this company, based in Crewe, Cheshire, now counts ready-meal and sandwich manufacturers as well as big UK retailers among its customers. It bulk trades dairy products and provides distribution, marketing and brand management to the dairy industry. The group’s seven businesses include sites in Denmark, Spain and Germany, and drove exports to £87.8m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank152
CompanyFayrefield Foods
ActivityDairy services provider
LocationCrewe
2-yr av intl sales growth pa33.86%
International sales £000s87,778
Total sales £000s207,638
Staff193
Founded1982
Websitewww.fayrefield.com

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