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This Leeds-based baker continued its operations during lockdown while using enhanced safety measures. Founded in 1962 as a single bakery in West Yorkshire, Country Style Foods makes part-baked artisan breads and pastries at 10 locations, supplying supermarkets and food-to-go outlets. It also makes frozen desserts and pies. Owned by the Wood family and led by managing director Joe Wood, 41, the group saw sales rise to £245.2m last year.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank70
CompanyCountry Style Foods
ActivityBaker
LocationLeeds
Sales £m245.2
Operating profit £m8.2
Main shareholdersWood family (100%)
Staff2,503
Founded1962
Websitewww.countrystyle.co.uk

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