Based in Worcestershire, Charles Faram exports hops and related products to breweries in 47 countries. The company opened offices in the US and Canada to capitalise on demand for craft beer, propelling exports to £9.6m last year, when the firm celebrated its 150th anniversary. Led by managing director Paul Corbett, 52, the business has also embarked on a breeding programme to develop new varieties of hops and has registered four new hop varieties in the past five years.
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