Named after his young daughter, Paul Lindley’s company has expanded its range of organic food for babies and toddlers to 60 products. Founded in 2006 after Lindley left the cartoon channel Nickelodeon, the Henley-based firm generates most of its revenue through the big British retailers. Exports to Scandinavia and the company’s subsidiary in America have also grown strongly, helping sales to rise by 100% a year, from £3.8m in 2008 to £30.3m in 2011. Further international expansion is imminent, and recent reports suggest the company is preparing for a £50m sale.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank25
CompanyElla’s Kitchen
ActivityBaby food producer
LocationHenley
Annual sales rise over 3 years99.89%
Latest sales £000s*30,289
Staff35
Founded2006
Websitewww.ellaskitchen.co.uk

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