This Edinburgh company trades dried fruit and nuts including, it says, more than 20% of the world’s annual crop of Brazil nuts. Sourcing from China, Turkey and South America, Freeworld Trading sells to packaging companies that stock supermarkets in Germany, France and Scandinavia. Founded in 1995 by chairman Sanjoy Das, 57, the company has a total of 19 staff who speak 12 different languages between them. Exports grew to £23.3m in 2012.
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