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Samworth Brothers produces 3m sandwiches a week, feeding Britain’s “on-the-go” consumers. Its range of chilled, sweet and savoury foods includes brands such as Ginsters and Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray pies. The company 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, 51, the firm’s distribution arm delivers to customers that include supermarkets and petrol stations.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank79
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
LocationLeicestershire
Sales £m745
Profit £m73
Year endDec 11
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)
Staff7,323
Founded1896
Websitewww.samworthbrothers.co.uk

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