Founded in 1968, this potato packager and grower supplies a range of retail and wholesale customers. Last year, managing director James Truscott, 48, led a joint project with Tesco to build a £5m factory extension at its Lincoln headquarters, enabling it to peel and process rejected potatoes that would previously have been used elsewhere.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank233
CompanyBranston
ActivityPotato packager
LocationLincoln
Sales £m123.2
Operating profit £m8.2
Main shareholdersJames Dean (23%), Chris Howard (20%), James Truscott (10%), other (47%)
Staff617
Founded1968
Websitewww.branston.com

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