This family-owned Dorset-based meat wholesaler was established in 1991 as a supplier to butchers, restaurants and supermarkets. Its Muscle Food arm, which started only five years ago, provides fresh meat, high-protein foods and sports supplements direct to the consumer. Its low-carb Protein Pizza is sold in Sainsbury’s. Growth capital firm BGF invested £10m last year, specifically to fund expansion of the Muscle Food activities. In 2017, turnover hit £135.7m, under chief executive Ben Bayer, 48, an increase of 42% from the previous year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank234
CompanyDB Food Group
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationPoole
Sales £m135.7
Operating profit £m5.7
Main shareholders

Darren Beale (29%), BGF (25%), Ben Bayer (24%), David Bayer (22%)

Staff277
Founded1991
Websitewww.dbfoods.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda