Samworth Brothers began in 1896 when the Samworths founded a pig dealing business, and it is still owned by the family. Led by chief executive Alex Knight, 58, its range of chilled, sweet and savoury foods includes brands such as Ginsters and Soreen, which it acquired in 2014. The Leicestershire firm supplies many UK retailers with private-label products, and also makes sandwiches, salads, cooked meats, ready meals and desserts. Last year, the company acquired sports nutrition brand SCI-MX for an undisclosed sum.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
Sales £m858
Profit £m67
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)

If applicable:

* Supplied by company † Annualised figure