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Although this firm has been milling flour since 1886, it has also been at the forefront of new milling and heat-treatment technology, now operating a quality and innovation centre at its Northamptonshire headquarters. Led by chairman Martin George, 75, the family business acquired Carr’s Flour Mills in 2016 for £36m, helping boost sales 27% to £321.7m in 2018.

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Company details
CompanyWhitworth Group
ActivityFlour miller
Sales £m*321.7
Operating profit £m*11.4
Main shareholders

Martin George and family (100%)


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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda