Thanks to a TV ad that went on to become a huge YouTube hit, Yeo Valley are now almost as famous for rapping farmers as they are for their organic yoghurts. Roger and Mary Mead starting selling clotted cream from their Somerset farm in the 1970s and now market a range of dairy products. The founders’ son Tim is at the helm.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank168
CompanyYeo Valley
ActivityYoghurt and dairy maker
LocationBristol
Sales £m*230.4
Operating profit £m*3.7
Main shareholdersMead family (100%)
Staff1,500
Founded1976
Websitewww.yeovalley.co.uk

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