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This Carmarthenshire-based food wholesaler specialises in Welsh products, including cheese from Rhyl and pies from Swansea; its fleet also transports a range of ambient, chilled and frozen products across Wales and southwest England. As the pandemic set in, Castell Howell set up a contactless click-and-collect service for retail customers and donated gloves and aprons to healthcare workers. Founded in 1988 and led by managing director Brian Jones, 73, sales hit £143.1m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank171
CompanyCastell Howell Foods
ActivityFood wholesaler & manufacturer
LocationCarmarthenshire
Sales £m143.1
Operating profit £m5.4
Main shareholdersBrian Jones (50%), Simon Jones (25%), Kathryn Jones (25%)
Staff776
Founded1988
Websitewww.chfoods.co.uk

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