This Somerset cider-maker is helping local residents collect shopping and prescriptions as part of its support for the community during the coronavirus crisis. Thatchers was founded almost 120 years ago and now grows 458 apple varieties in its 500 acres of orchards. Managing director Martin Thatcher, 51, is the fourth generation of the family to lead the company and has spearheaded its modernisation, investing in a £14m cider mill, creating TV adverts and launching its first non-alcoholic cider. These investments helped profits reach £9.4m in 2018.
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