This Cambridgeshire firm grows vegetables in Britain, Spain, the Czech Republic, Senegal and Poland. It sells 300,000 tons of produce each year to retailers and other customers across Europe, America, Mexico and Canada. Founded 62 years ago by Guy Shropshire, the company is now being run by three generations of the family, including the chief executive John Shropshire, 59.

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Company details
ActivitySalad and vegetable grower
Sales £m380.2
Operating profit £m6.8
Main shareholdersShropshire family (100%)

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