Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 53= - Eric Herd, Farmfoods,

The frozen foods entrepreneur is worth £300m.

by Philip Beresford

Eric Herd has turned the Scottish meat business he inherited from his father into the UK's second biggest frozen food retailer with around 300 stores. In 2013 sales rose sharply to a record £689m.

Age: 57
Activity: Frozen foods
Wealth: £300m
Latest turnover: £689m
Five-year rise in turnover: 47%
No. of employees: 3891
Five-year rise in employment: 39%
Score: 157

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