32 (30) Westbridge Foods


Formed: 1991

Sales: £366m

2yr CAGR: 17.7%

Owned by: Peter McNeil

How: A slight drop down the table for Westbridge, purveyor of poultry and prepared foods, which was hit by The Guardian’s ‘tumbling’ exposé in 2013. However, it robustly defended its practices and has maintained healthy double-digit growth since.

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