This family-run company can trace its pedigree back almost 250 years. It produces premium cheddar and butter from its Somerset farm and started exporting in the late 1990s. Today its award-winning cheddars are stocked in more than 160 countries. Managing director Richard Clothier, 47, oversaw exports of £8.4m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank120
CompanyWyke Farms
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationSomerset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa35.50%
International sales £000s8,431
Total sales £000s67,537
Staff247
Founded1963
Websitewww.wykefarms.com

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