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Top 100 In Focus

Find out more about some of the leading figures in our Top 100 businesses.

Craig Hodgson is partner and head of Food and Beverage Sector, Mills & Reeve.

Businesses working in food, drink and agriculture now represent the largest sector in the 100 leading companies in Suffolk and Norfolk, according to the Top 100 list.

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  Owner of Naked Wines Rowan Gormley who sell their wine in advance from the Vineyards.
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Businesses working in food, farming and agriculture now represent the largest sector in the Top 100 leading companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Rob Burnett, chief executive of Bernard Matthews. Picture submitted

Bernard Matthews has narrowed its losses from £20.3m to £9.9m, but there is still a long way to go on the road to prosperity. Chief executive Rob Burnett tells Ben Woods of his vision for the company’s future.

Alistair Duffield, chairman and managing director of Duffields at Saxlingham Thorpe. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

To succeed in a turbulent marketplace, even a business steeped in tradition cannot afford to rely solely on its hard-won reputation – it must adapt, evolve and overcome. And nowhere is that more true than at agricultural animal feed supplier Duffields.

Aviva UK chief operating officer Linsdey Rix. Photo : Steve Adams

With a view across the city rooftops and the old marble hall of Norwich Union below, the new chief operating officer for Aviva seems comfortably positioned between past and future.

Jean Marc Gales, chief executive of Lotus, launching the new Evora at the Geneva motor show. Picture submitted

Lotus’ new model could herald better days for the loss-making firm, reports business editor Ben Woods

Nicky Dulieu, the new CEO of Notcutts. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Nicky Dulieu has taken over as chairman of Notcutts garden centre group. Business editor Ben Woods speaks to the high-flying business woman about her bold plans to take the company forward.

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