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Central Foods listed in top 100 Northamptonshire businesses



Central Foods has retained its position as one of Northamptonshire's top 100 performing businesses.


Based in Collingtree, the frozen food distributor was first included in Northamptonshire Limited in 2017 and has made regular appearances ever since, including in 2021. The report 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.


Making the list again for 2022, Central Foods MD Gordon Lauder said: “Northamptonshire Limited is a prestigious list of the top performing businesses in the county and the Central Foods team is thrilled to have been included once again.


“Our frozen food distribution enterprise has its roots in Northamptonshire but operates across the UK – supplying a wide range of frozen foods to the food service sector. We are very proud to have gone from start-up to one of the UK’s leading frozen food distributors over the past 26 years and are delighted to have been recognised in Northamptonshire Limited 2022, alongside so many other worthy businesses.”


The top 100 companies in Northamptonshire achieved a combined turnover of £9.1 billion this year, according to the report.


Ryan Shields, director at Grant Thornton UK LLP, which produces the list, said: “We can see that Northants’ leading companies have bounced back from a decline in turnover recorded in our 2021 report to achieve a significant increase in revenues and an impressive 43% rise in profitability. Against a backdrop of continued political and economic instability, this is welcome progress."


Central Foods supplies the whole food service sector via more than 180 independent wholesalers, as well as larger national and regional wholesalers,

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