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Hot 100 2013 – 29: Severn & Wye Smokery

The basics

Company name: Severn & Wye Smokery
What they do: Supplier of smoked fish and poultry
Headquarters: Westbury-On-Severn
The Boss: Richard Cook

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 25,609
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 39
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 1,275

The details

You know your business is doing well when it is selected as an official supplier at the Olympic Games, as was Severn & Wye Smokery last summer. The business supplies a range of smoked gourmet fish, game and meat products and even runs a popular restaurant. The company’s client list is pretigious to say the least: Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods, The Ritz Claridges, The Savoy… all stock Severn & Wye Smokery products.

Severn & Wye Smokery was set up on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, between two of England’s most celebrated salmon rivers. Though the business has since had to move to a state-of-the-art fish processing plant in Westbury-On-Severn to accommodate its fast-growing success, founder Richard Cook has stayed true to the business’s roots, restoring the old smokery in 2007.

Turnover has grown from ?9.4m to £25.6m in four years.


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