Founded nearly 140 years ago, Bennett Opie has become one of Kent’s most-loved and successful family businesses. Their world-famous pickled walnuts, cocktail cherries and cocktail gherkins are a familiar sight on supermarket shelves around the country.
Now a fifth generation family firm, they have grown to over £30 million turnover and export their products around the world. William Opie is now Chairman with his son Anthony and nephew Christopher both working in the business and the family have big ambitions for the future.
We gained an exclusive insight into this wonderful family business with William Opie himself, hearing about his secrets to success, how he overcame his biggest challenges and how the family managed the integration of a younger generation.
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