Banbury based Silbury foods is celebrating after being ranked at 116 out of the top 200 firms in the Sunday Times’ HSBC International Track 200 league table after international sales grew to £4.3million in 2017.
Now in its 10th year, the International Track 200 is the definitive ranking of Britain’s private mid-market companies with the fastest-growing international sales over their latest two years. In past years the league table has featured names such as high street retailers Specsavers and Lush, homeware manufacturer Joseph Joseph and drinks maker Fever-Tree.
With a turnover of £59 million pounds, the Oxfordshire company manufactures and sells reliable, high quality food ingredients to the foodservice and food manufacturing sectors in the UK and worldwide, including Kenya.
Silbury, headed by 53-year-old Adrian Hall, produces pizza ingredients ranging from tomato paste to sauces, meat toppings and oils. It has a stake in the Portuguese tomato processor HIT Group, and its own manufacturing facility near Hull. Customers include high street pizza chains and food manufacturers in the UK and continental Europe. International sales grew to £4.3m in 2017, following Silbury’s 2016 merger with Portal Foods, a fellow shareholder in HIT Group.