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This fresh-food manufacturer consumes 110,000 tonnes of raw material annually to produce its bagged salad leaves, salad bowls and prepared fruit. Founded in 1994 by local brothers David and Robert Langmead, 54 and 49 respectively, the company now supplies companies such as Morrisons, McDonald’s, Zizzi and Pret. Led by chief executive Susan Barratt, 52, the group operates from four factories in West Sussex.

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Company details
CompanyNatures Way Foods
ActivityFresh salad producer
LocationWest Sussex
Sales £m†151.7
Operating profit £m†10.0
Main shareholdersLangmead family (88%), Susan Barratt (5%), others (7%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda