Central Foods named in top 100 Northamptonshire businesses

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Frozen food distributor Central Foods has been named in the top 100 performing businesses in Northamptonshire once again.

The company, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, has been included in the Northamptonshire Limited 2021 list compiled by Grant Thornton.

Central Foods was first included on the prestigious list in 2017 and has made regular appearances since.

Managing director Gordon Lauder said: “We are delighted to have once again been selected as a top 100 performing business in Northamptonshire. This past year and a half has been challenging like no other, and we are immensely proud that as Central Foods celebrates its 25th anniversary, we have once again been selected to be part of this prestigious list of companies.

“Like many businesses, the company was founded on a small scale and has consistently grown until we are at a point where Central Foods is now one of the UK’s leading frozen food distributors to the food service sector. Northamptonshire has an enviable range of successful privately owned businesses, and we feel privileged to be part of the top 100 Northamptonshire Limited 2021 once again.”

Now in its ninth year, Northamptonshire Limited gives a unique insight into the performance of the Northamptonshire business community. It highlights the county’s leading privately owned companies by turnover and also takes a fresh look at the success of businesses by profitability and growth.

The top 100 list is compiled using the most recent publicly available accounts (as at October 2021) of Northamptonshire’s largest privately owned companies based on turnover and with their principle trading address in the county. This excludes companies that are listed, owned by listed or overseas businesses and charities/trusts.

Central Foods, based at Collingtree in Northamptonshire, supplies hundreds of different lines into foodservice, ranging from vegetarian and free-from items, meat products, bakery items and canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings. It currently sells to more than 240 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers, and foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry including schools, universities, pubs, bars, restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, garden centres, cafés, care homes and many other outlets.

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