47 (new) Ripon Select Foods


Formed: 1974

Sales: £29.7m

2yr CAGR: 14.6%

Owned by: Sarah Cooper and Thomas Martin

How? Ripon supplies rusk, breadcrumb, batters and breaders to foodservice and retail. Employing 86 staff, turnover has risen 11% y-o-y with pre-tax profits edging over £1m for the first time last year.

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