Samworth Brothers produces a range of chilled, sweet and savoury foods, including some well-known brands such as Ginsters pasties and Dickinson & Morris pork pies. The company started life in 1896, when the Samworth family founded a pig-dealing business, and it is still owned by them today. Alongside the famous names, the company’s distribution business makes deliveries for other producers to customers that include the leading supermarkets, petrol stations and convenience stores. Annualised sales in 2009 were £656m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank80
CompanySamworth Brothers
ActivityFood producer
LocationLeicestershire
Sales £m* †656
Profit £mn/a
Year endJan 10
Principal shareholdersSamworth family trusts (100%)
Staff6,504
Founded1896
Websitewww.samworthbrothers.co.uk

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure