Founder William Jackson started this group as a grocer and tea dealer in 1851, and it is now led by chairman Nicholas Oughtred, 54, his great-great-grandson. Its brands include Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puddings and organic food box delivery company Abel & Cole. The North Humberside group merged two of its businesses last year to form fresh produce supplier MyFresh

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Company details
Year2015
Rank93
CompanyWilliam Jackson Food Group
ActivityFood producer
LocationNorth Humberside
Sales £m268.5
Operating profit £m16.0
Main shareholdersJackson family (88%), former employees (12%)
Staff1,960
Founded1851
Websitewww.wjfg.co.uk

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