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44. Westland Horticulture

  • Managing director: Edward Conroy
  • Pre-tax profit: £8.9m
  • Employment: 426
  • Pay bill: £19.5m

Westland Horticulture is one of the leading horticultural companies in the UK, creating gardening, wild bird care and pet care products.

Since it was set up in 1990, it has grown to have over 750 employees, delivering branded goods to consumers across the UK, Republic of Ireland and more recently Europe.

Brand names include Gro-Sure, Aftercut, Resolva and Peckish — and their popularity means there are on average three Westland products in every home.