A contract caterer in the merchant shipping industry, Garrets orders and supplies the food provisions for vessels making voyages worldwide. Managing director Derrick Samms started his career as a catering manager on cargo-carrying ships, and says his Essex-based company encourages healthier menus and the responsible sourcing of food, for example through sustainable fishing practices. International sales grew by 102% a year, from £5.9m in 2008 to £24.2m in 2010.
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