Symington’s growth is mainly driven by new product development.
In an average year, the company brings 500 new lines to market and it has delivered its 23rd consecutive year of both turnover and profit growth.
A significant part of this was generated by the inclusion of its Australian acquisition, the three brands from Unilever: Chicken Tonight, Raguletto and Five Brothers, which enabled the company to expand its reach to Australia and New Zealand.
Business development director Henrik Pade said: “In the past six years Symington’s has created around 500 new jobs in Leeds going from around 300 employees to around 800 across all our production plants.
“We expect to see this growth continue in the coming years.”