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This Doncaster firm processes 1.2m birds a week, supplying halal chicken to grocery stores and small supermarkets around Britain. The group is led by brothers Mohamed Fayez Ahmed, 60, and Nadeem Iqbal, 47 — their father and two uncles established the business in 1972, initially as a groceries supplier but moving into chicken in 1999. In October last year, it struck a deal to rescue Banham Poultry from administration, saving 1,000 jobs in Norfolk.

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Company details
CompanyIqbal Poultry
ActivityHalal poultry seller
Sales £m119.7
Operating profit £m4.1
Main shareholdersMohammed Ahmed (50%), Nadeem Iqbal (50%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda