Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 89 - Tim Mead, Yeo Valley

The dairy entrepreneur is worth £82m.

by Philip Beresford

Yeo Valley Group, best known for its range of yoghurts, made a £4.7m profit on £261m sales in 2012-13. Its first conventional yoghurt was made on a dairy farm in Blagdon near Bristol back in 1974. The first organic yoghurt was produced twenty years later and today Yeo Valley Organic has become the best-known organic brand in Britain. It is now run by the founders’ son Tim Mead.

Age: 51
Activity: Dairy produce
Wealth: £82m
Latest turnover: £261m
Five-year rise in turnover: 47%
No. of employees: 1,657
Five-year rise in employment: 32%
Score: 227

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