International Track 200

This cheesemaker, based in the Yorkshire Dales, sources milk from 45 local dairy farms to make Wensleydale — famously the favourite cheese of animated characters Wallace and Gromit. The company supplies big supermarkets including Waitrose and Tesco as well as delicatessens throughout the UK. Under managing director David Hartley, 52, international sales hit £2.6m in 2014, boosted by growing demand from America, the Far East and New Zealand.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank189
CompanyWensleydale Dairy Products
ActivityCheesemaker
LocationNorth Yorkshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa16.30%
International sales £000s2,633
Total sales £000s26,301
Staff 235
Founded1992
Websitewww.wensleydale.co.uk

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