This global food-trading group has built up a network of 17 offices on four continents since it was founded in 1966, with China its largest export market. It is led by chief executive Phillip Wallace, 64.

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Company details
CompanyLamex Food Group
ActivityFood importer and exporter
Sales £m736
Profit £m16
Year endMar 13
Principal shareholdersSteve Anderson (21%), Phillip Wallace (12%), Colin Dicker (12%), others (55%)

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