Yeo Valley was founded in the 1970s, when Roger and Mary Mead began selling clotted cream from their Somerset farm. Today it supplies almost 30% of yoghurts sold in the UK — under its Yeo Valley brand and for supermarket brands including Waitrose. The business is run by managing director Karl Tucker, 49, and executive chairman Adrian Carne, 51. Operational efficiencies and a full-year’s trading from Coombe Farm Fruits, acquired in 2015, helped profits grow 66% to £11.9m in 2016.
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