A fruit producer in Kent in the UK, that can trace its roots back to the late 19th century and counts the likes of Tesco and M&S among its clients, has seen its turnover near £20 mln. The company, Edward Vinson, started life when Edward and William Vinson started farming in north Kent. In 1904, the operation moved to east Kent and now has farms near Faversham and Sittingbourne.
Accounts filed for the year to 31 March 2019 revealed the business turned over £19.2m compared to £17.2m 12 months earlier. However, pre-tax profits slipped to £1.1m from £2.2m.
Insidermedia.com reported on a statement saying: "The summer of 2018 proved challenging, largely because of the effect of hot weather on the timing of fruit sales, which in turn has a knock-on effect on connected operations, both in the current year and future years."