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Hot 100 2013 85: Freeworld Trading

The basics

Company name: Freeworld Trading
What they do: Food supply and trading
Headquarters: Edinburgh
The Boss: Dr Sanjoy Das

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 71,578
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 30
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 1,527

The details

Established in 1991, Freeworld Trading started as commodity traders working with dried fruit, nuts and seeds.

Today, the business has a daughter company in China and partnerships in Turkey, South America and California, supplying not just food commodities but also specialist ingredients, logistic expertise and distribution. Spices, nuts, seeds, dried fruit… Freeworld sources products from all over the world and a quarter of the business’s sales are organic.

Turnover has trebled in four years to ?71.6m with an Ebitda of £1.5m.

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