Growth spurt as food firm turns 21
A FOOD ingredients distributor has double the reason to celebrate as it marks 21 years in business and sales of more than £13m.
Direct Food Ingredients, based on Waters Green, has announced a 52 per cent annual like-for-like growth and £13.7m of sales in 2015.
It is now looking to the year ahead, predicting a further 30pc growth in 2016.
The firm was established by founding director Steve Loake, and he and co-directors Cath Hough and Brigg Simpson have built a business which services the UK’s largest food, nutraceuticals, soft drinks and pet food companies.
Steve said: “This month we will be celebrating our 21st birthday and our substantial 2015 growth figures, making for a double celebration.
“Heavy investment in key business platforms such as IT, training and development, customer service processes, QA procedures and our continually expanded product ranges have provided a significant competitive advantage for the business, and we are now benefitting from this.
“Not a business to rest on its laurels, we have set ourselves an ambitious growth target for 2016.”
●● The team at Direct Food Ingredients