15 (new) Brandmile


Formed: 1988

Sales: £24.5m

2yr CAGR: 24.1%

Owned by: Geoffrey Herbert

How? Trading as Kookaburra, this family business supplies chilled and frozen poultry to retailers and food to go outlets. It’s broadened its range to include beef, pork and lamb, and operates an NPD kitchen at its factory in County Durham, where it employs 156 people.

Slower-growing Fast 50 is hungry for new challengers