Sean Ramsden has built a £27m-turnover business selling Atora suet and Ambrosia semolina to nostalgic Brits.
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Former car designer Gus Desbarats set up Farnham-based product design and manufacturing firm The Alloy in 1999. A decade on, he’s creating a shared-ownership scheme so that "the brand outlasts its founder".