Fast Track 100

Robert Arpino led a management buyout of Windrush Frozen Foods in 1995, when it was a struggling frozen-food supplier, and has transformed it into a niche purveyor of Mediterranean food to restaurant chains. The company’s chef, Eddie Grimes, devises complete menus for customers in its kitchen. The Oxfordshire company then supplies restaurants with the raw ingredients. This innovative business model has driven up sales 72% a year from £1.2m in 1998 to £6m in 2001, when it employed 18 staff.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2002
Rank82
CompanyWindrush Frozen Foods
ActivityFood wholesaler
LocationOxfordshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years72.19%
Latest sales £000s5,953
Staff18
Founded1985
Websitewww.windrushfrozen.com

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure