Around Noon listed in UK fast-growth top 10

Around Noon chief executive Gareth Chambers (left) and chairman Howard Farquhar

AROUND Noon has been listed as one of the top 10 fastest-growing privately owned food and beverage companies in the UK.

The Newry-based manufacturer of food-to-go products such as sandwiches, salads, wraps and yoghurts is ranked seventh in the report, produced by global advisory firm Alantra and published by The Grocer magazine.

Alantra has been publishing the Food & Beverage Fast 50 annually for more than a decade, ranking food and beverage businesses on revenue growth over the past two years, according to their most recently published accounts.

With annual sales growth of 46.2 per cent, Around Noon was the highest-placed Northern Ireland-based company in the listing.

Gareth Chambers, chief executive of Around Noon, said: “By working closely with our clients to develop products and ranges that appeal to their customers, we have been able to achieve strong organic growth, alongside the growth that we have achieved through acquisitions.”

“Our team has worked extremely hard to ensure we continually produce innovative products and deliver outstanding service to our customers. The growth that we have achieved and our placing in the top 10 of this report, is a tribute to them.”

Around Noon employs 250 people and its clients include a range of blue-chip companies in the UK and Ireland, including leading convenience retailers and coffee shop chains.

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