When Dinesh Patel, 77, moved to Britain in 1974, his family continued to make the snacks they had been producing in Kenya. Their Leicester company now supplies snacks such as Bombay mix to all the big UK supermarkets. Its Eat Real brand, including vegetable bites and hummus, is free from allergens and is exported to more than 40 countries, with Europe and the UAE the largest markets. International sales reached £3.2m in 2017, under managing director Priyesh Patel, 46, son of the founder.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank77
CompanyCofresh Snacks
ActivitySnack maker
LocationLeicester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa67.39%
International sales £000s3,184
Total sales £000s29,776
Staff131
Founded2002
Websitewww.cofresh.co.uk

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