Started in 1896 when George Samworth founded a pig-dealing business, this family-owned company now makes Ginsters pasties, Soreen malt loaf and Melton Mowbray pork pies. It also owns sports nutrition brand SCI-MX and supplies own-label products to the major retailers. Chief executive Flor Healy, 56, joined in January from a similar position at Kerry Foods.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank61
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
LocationLeicestershire
Sales £m991
Profit £m89
Year endDec 16
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)
Staff8,550
Founded1896
Websitewww.samworthbrothers.co.uk

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