This family firm has been milling flour since 1886 but is at the forefront of milling technology, running an innovation centre at its Northamptonshire headquarters. Led by chairman Martin George, 77, the company acquired Carr’s Flour Mills in 2016 for £36m and two Rank Hovis mills in 2018. Whitworth exports to food manufacturers and bakeries in Europe. International sales hit £31.5m in 2019.
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