The heart and soul of this Yorkshire family business are potatoes, which it supplies in all shapes and sizes. Clients include global food manufacturers such as Heinz, which sells frozen potato products under the Aunt Bessie’s label. Led by managing director David Higgins, the company set up its French operation Pommies in 1994 and more recently it has expanded into new markets such as Russia and eastern Europe. International sales grew 23% a year from an annualised £8.2m in 2009 to £12.5m in 2011.
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