Ron Randall, 70, chairman of Randall Parker, started work at 15 as a junior in a butcher’s shop. He opened his own shop at 21, and this wholesale meat distributor and trader now supplies processing plants, caterers and retailers nationwide. The Northamptonshire firm also owns the luxury Blue Waters Beach Hotel in Antigua. Sales and profits represent the combination of companies held under common ownership.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank62
CompanyRandall Parker Food Group
ActivityMeat distributor
LocationNorthamptonshire
Sales £m*303.3
Operating profit £m*6.4
Main shareholdersRon Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
Staff830
Founded1995
Websitewww.randallparker.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda