Frank Bothwell’s career as a caterer inspired him to set up this business in 2004. The Oxfordshire-based company provides bespoke catering services for corporate clients, as well as independent schools. Its 62 customers include Shiplake College at Henley-on-Thames, for which Thomas Franks’ on-site staff freshly prepare more than 1,000 meals a day, and the head office of the UK arm of Peugeot in Coventry. Sales increased by 56% a year, from £2m in 2007 to £7.5m in 2010, helped by repeat custom and the company winning a number of group contracts.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank74
CompanyThomas Franks
ActivityContract caterer
LocationOxfordshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years56.29%
Latest sales £000s*7,457
Staff275
Founded2004
Websitewww.thomasfranks.co.uk

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