With origins dating back to 1896, this family owned company now makes Ginsters pasties, Soreen malt loaf and Melton Mowbray pork pies. The Leicestershire-based firm also owns the West Cornwall Pasty Company and the sports nutrition brand SCI-MX. Sales increased by 9%, to break the £1bn barrier for the first time in 2017, and, last October, the company bought a sandwich business from 2 Sisters Food Group for an undisclosed fee. Samworth Brothers is led by chief executive Flor Healy, 57.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank56
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
LocationLeicestershire
Sales £m1,080
Profit £m64
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)
Staff9,273
Founded1896
Websitewww.samworthbrothers.co.uk

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