Ron Randall, chairman of Randall Parker, started work at 15 as a junior in a butcher’s shop. He opened his own shop at 21 and today Randall Parker is a wholesale meat distributor and trader supplying processing plants, caterers and European supermarkets. Its latest lines include West Country and Cotswold lamb ranges for Sainsbury’s, and sides of Randall Parker beef even feature in the Sweeney Todd movie due out in January starring Johnny Depp. The Northamptonshire company also owns the Blue Water Hotel in Antigua. Sales reached £231.3m in 2006.

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Company details
CompanyRandall Parker Food Group
ActivityMeat distributor
Sales £m231.3
Operating profit £m4
Main shareholdersRonald Randall (66%), W & J Parker Ltd (33%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda