Based in Oxfordshire and operating from eight sites in Britain, this family-owned firm produces and supplies poultry to clients such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and M&S. It says it is the largest independent hatchery in the UK. Under managing director James Hook, 62, turnover hit a record £184.6m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank150
CompanyP D Hook
ActivityPoultry producer
LocationOxfordshire
Sales £m184.6
Operating profit £m21.9
Main shareholdersHook family (100%)
Staff1,130
Founded1950
Websitewww.pdhook.co.uk

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