Noble Foods works with more than 250 egg farmers across Britain to pack and deliver more than 60 million eggs a week. Its eggs end up under brands including Goldenlay, Woodland and Big & Fresh. The company also processes poultry and makes puddings through its Serious Desserts subsidiary. Although the origins of the group can be traced back to 1938, the present company was formed in 2006 by the merger of Deans Food Group and Stonegate Farmers. Sales reached an annualised £350.1m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank51
CompanyNoble Foods
ActivityEgg products manufacturer
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m†350.1
Operating profit £m†0.2
Main shareholdersPeter Dean (50%), Michael Kent (50%)
Staff1,856
Founded1938
Websitewww.noblefoods.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda