From its headquarters in Hertfordshire, Towers Thompson directs the import and export of food products as well as the supplying of manufacturers, catering companies and grocers around the world. In 2007 it bought Rassau Seafood in Germany, and another acquisition opened up markets in China and the Philippines. This geographic expansion, together with a diversification from the core meat and poultry business, has helped to drive overseas growth of 45% a year, from £43.4m in 2006 to £90.9m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank99
CompanyTowers Thompson
ActivityFood distributor
LocationHertfordshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.68%
International sales £000s90,859
Total sales £000s182,847
Staff150
Founded1898
Websitewww.towers-thompson.co.uk

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