Greencell

This Dartford firm imports fruit and vegetables from 36 countries, bringing them to its storage, packing and ripening facilities in Lincolnshire. Participating in the government scheme to provide daily fruit and veg to primary-school pupils accounts for 15% of turnover, while sales to Waitrose account for another 21%. Managing director and majority shareholder Henri Lambriex led a £1.4m management buyout from the Albert Fisher Group in 2000. Profits have since grown 55% a year, from £1.1m in 2004 to £3.9m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank82
CompanyGreencell
ActivityFresh produce distributor
LocationDartford
Annual profit growth54.53%
Latest profits £000s3,897
Latest sales £000s45,530
Staff94
Founded2000
Websitewww.greencell.co.uk

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