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Founded in 1948, Perkins Foods was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1990, but after a disappointing share-price performance was taken private in 2001 with backing led by ABN Amro. The company makes a wide range of ethnic ready meals, cooked meats and other convenience foods. Expansion onto the Continent accounted for just over half its sales of £375m in 2002, when the company employed 3,553 staff.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank88
CompanyPerkins Foods
ActivityFood producer
LocationDartford
Sales £m375
Profit £m14
Year endDec 02
Principal shareholdersInvestors led by ABN Amro (77.5%)
Staff3,553
Founded1948
Websitewww.perkinsfoods.co.uk

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