Ron Randall, 68, chairman of Randall Parker, started work at 15 as a junior in a butcher’s shop. He opened his own shop at 21, and this wholesale meat distributor and trader now supplies processing plants, caterers and retailers. The Northamptonshire company also owns the Blue Water’s Beach Hotel in Antigua.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank166
CompanyRandall Parker Food Group
ActivityMeat distributor
LocationNorthamptonshire
Sales £m188.8
Operating profit £m3.6
Main shareholdersRon Randall & family (67%), W & J Parker (33%)
Staff491
Founded1995
Websitewww.randallparker.com

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