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Strawberry-flavoured pearls, edible glitter and salted caramel chips are some of the products made and distributed by this business, which is based near the foodie market town of Ludlow in Shropshire. Customers include home cooks inspired by the BBC’s Great British Bake Off and national chains such as Greggs, Marks & Spencer and Pizza Hut. Started in 2004 by managing director Mike Forrester, 57, sales grew to £12m this year. European expansion, new product launches and the growing popularity of frozen yoghurt parlours is expected to drive future growth.

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Company details
CompanyOrchard Valley Foods
ActivityFood supplier
Sales £000s11,988

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