Founded in 1991, this Surrey-based firm is a supplier of fresh and frozen fish and seafood, sourcing more than 30 species from more than 35 countries. Its customers include Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, and earlier this year, it was reported to have won a contract to be Asda’s whitefish supplier. In 2016, it took over Albert Darnell, helping sales in 2017 rise 32% to £151.5m. Daniel Ahern, 41, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank204
CompanyNew England Seafood
ActivityPremium seafood supplier
LocationChessington
Sales £m151.5
Operating profit £m4.5
Main shareholdersFred Stroyan (42%), Andrew Crawford (10%), management and other (48%)
Staff560
Founded1991
Websitewww.neseafood.com

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