Your Sunday roast chicken may well be one of the 2m birds handled each week by one of Britain’s biggest chicken processors, Faccenda Investments. The Northamptonshire group supplies retailers and wholesalers as well as caterers and restaurants from six British factories. It also has a debt-collection agency and owns industrial developments in America. Chairman Robin Faccenda, 79, founded the firm in 1962, and last year oversaw an 11% increase in sales to £597.3m, with profits rising 35% to £43m.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank4
CompanyFaccenda Investments
ActivityPoultry producer
LocationNorthamptonshire
Sales £m597.3
Operating profit £m43.0
Main shareholdersFaccenda family and family trusts (100%)
Staff3,294
Founded1962
Websitewww.faccenda.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda