PKL’s 700 temporary kitchen units are used to prepare and cook up to 50,000 meals in a single day. Peter Joy, 65, started the Cheltenham firm in 1988 and the group’s international break came in 2000, when it provided facilities for the Sydney Olympics. Contracts at the Pan American Games in Toronto and the Rio Olympics helped exports grow to £6.8m last year. Managing director Lee Vines, 47, plans future growth in the military and humanitarian sectors.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank20
CompanyPKL
ActivityCatering equipment provider
LocationCheltenham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa99.91%
International sales £000s6,814
Total sales £000s17,937
Staff87
Founded1988
Websitewww.pkl.co.uk

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