This Hull firm was founded in 1851 as a grocery shop but now comprises four businesses: Hazeldene salads, Parripak vegetables, Jackson’s Bakery and the Aunt Bessie’s frozen range that provides all the trimmings for a roast dinner. Sales reached £167.7m in 2009 under chairman Nicholas Oughtred, great-grandson of founder William Jackson.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank197
CompanyWilliam Jackson Food Group
ActivityFood producer
LocationNorth Humberside
Sales £m167.7
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholdersJackson family (88%), former employees (12%)
Staff1,679
Founded1851
Websitewww.wjfg.co.uk

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