38 (new) Banham Group


Formed: 1953

Sales: £126.8m

2yr CAGR: 16.5%

Owned by: Banham family

How? Following a gloomy 2011 Banham undertook a wide-ranging restructuring process and returned to profitability in 2014. It’s kept up momentum. Norfolk’s biggest employer, with 712 people under its wing, now sells over 650,000 chickens a week.

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