33 (new) Theo’s Food Company

theo's food company

Formed: 1990

Sales: £14.6m

2yr CAGR: 17.2%

Owned by: Chris Gavriel

How? The popularity of marinated chicken has exploded in recent years and Theo’s has been perfectly placed to capitalise, taking it from a small business in Burntwood to an 80-strong workforce in a 20,000 sq ft factory in the West Midlands.

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