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Fast Track 100 mention for expanding food supplier

JDM Food Group, which is based in Bicker, has earned a place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of successful businesses.

JDM Food Group, which is based in Bicker, has earned a place in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of successful businesses.

A food processing and distribution firm is celebrating a good 2013 after a double success.

Bicker-based JDM Food Group, which sources vegetables from more than 20 countries and supplies supermarkets, primarily Tesco, has reached the number 82 spot in The Sunday Times’ Fast Track 100.

The list ranks Britain’s fastest growing companies by sales and is seen as the “definitive barometer of entrepreneurial Britain”.

The run-down of the top 100, which was published earlier this month, highlights how JDM has invested £4million in expanding its production plant, enabling the company to process more and boosting sales to £24.6million in 2012.

As well as sourcing vegetables such as sweet potatoes, garlic, butternut squash and ginger, the company also processes a variety of food to produce a range of sauces and recently signed a production deal with the American giant Sugar Foods.

A JDM spokesman said: “Over the past three years we have seen sales rise by 54 per cent, taking our annual turnover to £30million.

“Being one of just a handful of food manufacturers mentioned in the Fast Track 100, we feel this is a huge achievement.”

The firm’s second success is to have also been awarded a place in The Grocer’s list of fastest growing privately owned food companies in the UK for 2013.

JDM Food Group was set up in 1999 and today is run by founder Tim Bertin (50) and managing director Jon Chesworth (52).

 

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