Meat companies make fastest-growth list
Northern Irish meat firm Finnebrogue and chicken firm Benson Park have been listed as two of the fastest-growing companies in the UK.
The Investec Bank Mid-Market 100 is a countdown of the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, most notably manufacturers and food and drink. These sectors collectively account for almost two-fifths of the UK 100 companies, with 20% and 19% respectively.
Chicken processor Benson Park, which was recently acquired by Cranswick, reported strong profits of £41.1m for the year 2013/2014. Meanwhile, Finnebrogue, which is set to hit a turnover target of £45 million this year, now includes The Good Little Company focusing on sustainably developed pork sausages, burgers and bacon.
Investec’s head of growth and acquisition finance Ed Cottrell said: “It is great to see mid-market growth coming from all four corners of the UK and across a broad range of industry sectors.
“We know from our experience of working with mid-sized businesses that they are highly committed to investing for long-term growth and we look forward to seeing these companies go from strength to strength in the future.”
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