Managing director Mark Tweddle, 40, started this Shropshire firm in 2003. An agriculture student with a background in livestock, he turned his attention to produce after working on a lettuce farm as a holiday job. Jupiter grows, buys and distributes fruit, and has overseas sales and procurement offices in locations such as Argentina and South Africa. It also has 500 acres of vineyards across Chile, Greece and India, growing new grape varieties. Exports hit £9.4m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank17
CompanyJupiter Group
ActivityFruit distributor
LocationShropshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa127.52%
International sales £000s9,429
Total sales £000s58,779
Staff76
Founded2003
Websitewww.jupitermarketingltd.com

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