Although this family firm has been making flour since 1886, it has been at the forefront of new milling and heat-treatment technology, and in 2014 opened a £1.2m quality and innovation centre at its headquarters in Northamptonshire. Led by chairman Martin George, 76, it acquired Carr’s Flour Mills in 2016 for £36m, adding milling centres in Cumbria, Essex and Fife. It exports to food manufacturers and bakeries in Ireland and Europe. International sales hit £20.8m in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank62
CompanyWhitworth Group
ActivityFlour miller
LocationNorthamptonshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa75.11%
International sales £000s20,832
Total sales £000s321,679
Staff536
Founded1886
Websitewww.whitworthbros.ltd.uk

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