Central Foods receives award from Grant Thornton
Frozen food
distributor Central Foods has been named as one of the top 100 performing
businesses in Northamptonshire for the first time.
The firm, which this year
is celebrating its 21st anniversary, has been awarded a place in the
Grant Thornton Northamptonshire Ltd Top
100 Companies for 2017
“Central Foods has
previously been named in the top 200 companies in Northamptonshire on a number
of occasions, but this is the first year that we have been included in the top
100 – reflecting our continued growth and development as a business,” said
managing director Gordon Lauder, who runs Central Foods with wife Alison.
“Now in its fifth
year, the Grant Thornton report has become a key event in the county’s business
calendar and the team at Central Foods is delighted that we have now, for the
first time, progressed into the top 100.
“Our company was
founded in Northamptonshire 21 years ago and began its life, as many do, in a
very small-scale way from our home. We are very pleased and proud to have
steadily grown the business to become the significant contributor to the local
economy that it is today.
“Our committed, hard-working staff ensure
they go over and above what is required to service customers’ requirements and
this has undoubtedly been a factor in our growth and success, and I’d like to
thank them for their support.”
Central Foods, based
at Collingtree near Northampton, is one of the UK’s leading frozen food
distributors, supplying more than 220 independent
wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers. It also
supplies to foodservice caterers across the entire foodservice industry,
including pubs, hotels, restaurants, staff canteens, schools, hospitals, coffee
shops, football grounds and universities.
Offering a one-stop shop to the foodservice
sector, Central Foods sources products from around the world and the UK,
supplying more than 400 different lines, ranging from meat, bakery items and
canapés through to buffet products, desserts and puddings.
Grant Thornton director Mike Hughes said: “We are pleased to announce that Central
Foods Limited is featured in the Northamptonshire Ltd Top 100 Companies for
to the Northamptonshire Ltd Report, businesses in the county are performing
strongly in terms of growth compared to the rest of the UK and this is set to
continue. The report, conducted by Grant Thornton, analyses the financial
performance of the county’s leading privately owned companies in the county.”
along with Grant Thornton associate director David Stone, recently presented an
award to Central Foods to mark the company’s achievement.
Ltd is compiled using the most recent publicly available accounts (as at April
2017) of the county’s 100 largest privately owned companies based on turnover
and with their principal trading address in Northamptonshire. It encompasses
companies with revenues of around £12 million to more than £600 million.
report identifies the three top sectors in the county by turnover as food,
drink and leisure, automotive and motor retail, and industrial and

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