International Track 200

Whitworth exports flour to food manufacturers and bakeries across Europe, chalking up overseas sales of £36.6 million in the year to March 2020, with production at its nine sites ramping up during the pandemic. The Northampton group is led by chairman Roger Butler, 60, and acquired Carr’s Flour Mills in 2016 for £36 million. It is introducing a new milling facility using technology from Swiss firm Bühler and is piloting a blockchain application to trace grain for better transparency.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank116
CompanyWhitworth Group
ActivityFlour miller
LocationNorthamptonshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa32.53%
International sales £000s36,588
Total sales £000s436,964
Staff711
Founded1886
Websitewww.whitworthbros.ltd.uk

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