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22 inspirational Fresh Produce companies

22 inspirational Fresh Produce companies

Published on: 8/06/2017

New research from global market analysts Plimsoll Publishing Ltd has identified 22 inspirational companies who are prospering within the UK Fresh Produce sector.

Plimsoll has produced a new report analysing the financial health of the UK’s largest 1132 UK Fresh Produce firms and the latest analysis has singled out 22 companies who are going from strength to strength.  

These 22 leading companies have reported sales increases as well as pre-tax profit margins of at least 6% in their latest year of accounts as well as being rated Strong in Plimsoll’s latest study.

The 22 inspiring companies are:

Company Name

Year End

Pre-tax Profit Margin  %

Sales Growth %

ARTHUR DAVID (FOOD WITH SERVICE) LTD

31-Jan-16

6

17

BARROWCLIFFE LTD

31-Aug-16

10

29

CAMSTAR HERBS LTD

31-Mar-16

11

28

CROSS & WELLS LTD

31-Dec-16

7

7

CYPROFOOD LTD

31-Mar-16

7

12

D. GEDDES (FARMS) LTD

31-Dec-15

13

9

EDWARD VINSON LTD

31-Mar-16

11

12

HUGH LOWE FARMS LTD

31-Dec-15

13

10

MAPP HOLDINGS LTD

31-Mar-16

12

14

NATURES WAY FOODS LTD

01-Apr-16

7

13

OLIVER KAY LTD

30-Jun-16

9

27

P & I FRUITS LTD

01-Apr-16

6

29

PAN UNITED LTD

31-Jul-16

15

46

PUFFIN PRODUCE LTD

30-Jun-16

8

12

R & R W BARTLETT LTD

31-Mar-16

8

22

R.& J.M.PLACE LTD

31-Jan-16

12

16

S & A GROUP HOLDINGS LTD

31-Dec-15

7

29

SIMPLYFRUIT (IRE) LTD

31-Mar-16

14

15

SPRINGHILL FARMS (PERSHORE) LTD

31-Mar-16

8

6

STABLEWOOD LTD

31-Mar-16

7

8

STEWARTS OF TAYSIDE LTD

31-May-16

7

8

THE NEW FOREST FRUIT COMPANY LTD

31-Dec-15

18

22

 

Speaking of the results, Plimsoll’s chief analyst, David Pattison, said: “In a competitive market, the challenge for any company is to balance sales growth along with commercial strength. The 22 companies highlighted in the latest Plimsoll Analysis are doing just that. Between them, these companies employ just over 5000 staff and represent just how strong the UK Fresh Produce market is.”

Indeed, Plimsoll’s latest study into the 1132 major players in the Fresh Produce industry shows just how buoyant the market is.Latest findings reveal:

Latest findings reveal:

  • 562 companies have been rated as Strong
  • 502 firms have seen their value rise
  • 334 companies are ripe for takeover

For over 30 years, the Plimsoll Analysis has been used by senior decision makers to help monitor competitors, analyse key market trends as well as identifying acquisition prospects.

The Plimsoll Fresh Produce Analysis is available to buy by clicking here. The Analysis examines the largest 1132 companies operating in the UK as well as the 22 inspirational companies.

Methodology used to compile the Plimsoll Fresh Produce Analysis:

In order to compile the Plimsoll Analysis – including the 22 most inspirational companies – Plimsoll has analysed the financial accounts which are publically available through Companies House. This analysis was conducted solely by Plimsoll Publishing Ltd as of June 2017. The data used to compile this analysis is based upon the latest financial accounts for each company and all results were correct as of 8 June 2017. In creating this research, Plimsoll’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Indeed, Companies who have been named as the 22 most inspirational have met the following criteria:

  • Registered UK Limited company
  • Submitted full financial accounts at Companies House – including employee numbers.
  • Latest year end of December 31, 2015, or more recent
  • Sales growth percentage of 6% in the latest year of accounts
  • Pre-tax profit margin % of 6% in the latest year of accounts
  • Rated as “Strong” in the latest Plimsoll Analysis – more information on this rating can be found here.
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