G’s

This Cambridgeshire food business manages the entire food production process and supplies some of Britain’s biggest retailers with salads and vegetables. G’s recently launched an organic box scheme with Tesco. It espouses sustainable farming techniques and is expanding into continental Europe. There are five family members working in the business headed by chief executive John Shropshire, whose father Guy founded it in the early 1950s. Annualised sales in 2007 grew to £217.3m.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank163
CompanyG’s
ActivitySalad and vegetable grower
LocationCambridgeshire
Sales £m†217.3
Operating profit £m†1.0
Main shareholdersShropshire family (100%)
Staff3,356
Founded1952
Websitewww.gs-fresh.com

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