International Track 200

Peter Alvis, 44, is managing director of this third-generation family cheesemaker in Somerset. It exported 867 tonnes of cheese last year, with America overtaking South Korea as its main market. Its pan- European clients include Aldi and Netto, and the company plans to expand into South America and China. International sales hit £4m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank46
CompanyLye Cross Farm
ActivityFarmer and cheesemaker
LocationSomerset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa62.17%
International sales £000s4,003
Total sales £000s27,597
Staff 133
Founded1951
Websitewww.lyecrossfarm.co.uk

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