International Track 200

Since it started growing exports eight years ago, this Shropshire-based family business has launched cheeses to suit international tastes. Its Red Fox brand — which is a sweeter take on Red Leicester — has proved popular in the US and Canada, and its cheddar is exported to Japan, where it is reprocessed into a cheese snack. Exports hit £1.8m in 2014 under Justin Beckett, 51, a third generation descendant of the founder.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank135
CompanyBelton Cheese
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationShropshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa26.76%
International sales £000s1,788
Total sales £000s30,277
Staff78
Founded1922
Websitewww.beltoncheese.co.uk

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