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The £36m acquisition of Carr’s Flour Mills in 2016, and the purchase of two mills from Rank Hovis in 2018, have helped this Northamptonshire flour producer expand, with sales reaching £437m this year. The company, which has been milling flour since 1886, is led by chairman Martin George, 77. In May, it began selling 10kg bags with Aldi in response to demand during lockdown.

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Company details
CompanyWhitworth Group
ActivityFlour miller
Sales £m437
Operating profit £m14.1
Main shareholdersMartin George and family (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda