Founder William Jackson started this East Yorkshire food producer as a grocer and tea dealer in 1851, and the company is now chaired by his great-great-grandson, Nicholas Oughtred, 56. The group operates businesses including fresh produce supplier MyFresh and Jackson’s Bakery, and has brands such as Aunt Bessie’s, Abel & Cole and Jackson’s Yorkshire’s Champion bread. In 2016, it acquired a majority stake in healthy snack-food manufacturer The Food Doctor for an undisclosed sum, helping turnover reach a record £315.3m.
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