This family-owned business has produced cheddar at its Somerset farm for more than 150 years. It started exporting in the late 1990s and now sells 15,000 tons of cheese a year to more than 160 countries. Managing director Richard Clothier, 48, oversaw exports of £11.5m in 2017. Wyke plans to increase sales in the US and Europe after partnering with the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative last year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank192
CompanyWyke Farms
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationSomerset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa26.84%
International sales £000s11,479
Total sales £000s67,455
Staff262
Founded1963
Websitewww.wykefarms.com

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