The 2 Sisters board structure was altered towards the end of the year. Former ITV chief executive Charles Allen takes up the role of independent chairman and Mark Hunter, chief executive of drinks giant Molson Coors UK and Ireland is non-executive director, along with Andrew Cripps.
The West Bromwich-based company – best known for its Buxted brand of whole chickens and chicken dishes – has achieved continued success despite spiralling feed ingredient costs which are hitting many food manufacturers.
At the beginning of 2010 the company acquired the famous fish and chip restaurant chain Harry Ramsdens for an undisclosed sum and Ranjit Boparan says he plans to open 100 more branches of the famous Yorkshire company over the next five years, creating 600 new jobs.
The Boparans also bought Five Star Fish, a subsidiary of the collapsed company British Seafood, and the Dutch poultry processing business the Storteboom Group. Rebranded as 2 Sisters Storteboom BV, the company has two slaughterhouses in The Netherlands and one in Poland, five processing plants and a workforce of 1,500.
The company processes three million chickens a week.