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From tapas to antipasti, this chilled food supplier aims to bring a taste of continental Europe to the British kitchen. Since 1962 it has been encouraging consumers to enjoy a Mediterranean diet with products such as olives, roasted vegetables and charcuterie. Chief executive Steven Higginson, 57, says the company is a food industry leader in animal welfare and field-to-fork traceability.

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Company details
CompanyWinterbotham Darby
ActivityChilled food supplier
LocationRedhill, Surrey
Sales £m174.2
Operating profit £m14.1
Main shareholdersEquistone Partners (>50%), LDC & management (<50%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda