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Pasties were once regarded as nothing more than a nutritious snack for Cornish miners. But today West Cornwall Pasty Co has 34 branches, mainly in England, and sells 6m pasties a year, including non-traditional fillings such as chicken balti and turkey with cranberry. Brothers Gavin and Arron Cocking founded the company in 1998 with childhood friend Mark Christophers, who previously worked for NatWest Ventures. The company decorates its stores with hand-painted murals, and its sales have grown 87% a year from £1.2m in 2000 to £7.6m in 2003.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank57
CompanyWest Cornwall Pasty Co
ActivityCornish pasty retailer
LocationCornwall
Annual sales rise over 3 years87.09%
Latest sales £000s7,598
Staff121
Founded1998
Websitewww.westcornwallpasty.co.uk

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