International Track 200

The Barber family have been farming and cheesemaking in Somerset since 1833. The dairy supplies supermarkets and sells to 30 countries, including America, where its premium Barber’s 1833 cheddar is a particular favourite. It also has a joint venture exporting whey protein. It is led by sixth generation family members Paul and Nicholas Barber, both 71, and exports, excluding the joint venture, hit £8.6m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank141
CompanyBarber’s
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationSomerset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa29.46%
International sales £000s8,585
Total sales £000s75,777
Staff217
Founded1833
Websitewww.barbers.co.uk

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