Samworth Brothers began in 1896 when the Samworth family founded a pig-dealing business, and it is still owned by the family. Led by chief executive Lindsey Pownall, 52, its range of chilled, sweet and savoury foods includes brands such as Ginsters.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank77
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
LocationLeicestershire
Sales £m767
Profit £m71
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)
Staff7,377
Founded1896
Websitewww.samworthbrothers.co.uk

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