Founded as a dairy business in 1982, Fayrefield offers a range of food services from bulk cheese trading to retail brand management. Although the company has no involvement in manufacturing the bulk products, its FoodTec subsidiary develops specialist food ingredients such as flavourings and sauce mixes, which it supplies to dairy, bakery, beverage, ready meal and cereal producers. Sales totalled £248.3m
in 2004. The Crewe company has recently developed a cheese with just 5% fat.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2005
Rank45
CompanyFayrefield Foods
ActivityDairy product marketer
LocationCrewe
Sales £m*248.3
Operating profit £m*3.0
Main shareholdersJohn Kerr (88%), Richard Laird (12%)
Staff177
Founded1982
Websitewww.fayrefield.com

If applicable:

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda