43 (new) Dewlay Cheesemakers


Formed: 1957

Sales: £15.9m

2yr CAGR: 14.9%

Owned by: Nick and Richard Kenyon

How? Family-owned Dewlay specialises in PDO Lancashire cheeses. It runs its own specialist cheese shop in Preston as well as supplying delis, c-stores and the major mults. It also exports to North America, Australia and South Africa.

Slower-growing Fast 50 is hungry for new challengers