BEL UK

Sevenoaks, Kent-based Bel UK, subsidiary of French dairy group Fromageries Bel, sellers of the Babybel brand, posted sales for calendar year 2019 up 6.5% to £108.6m and operating profits up 86% to £3.8m. Pre-tax profits were up 85% at £3.9m. Dividends of £1.5m were paid to the French parent compared (2018: nil). Staff numbers were down by 5 to 46.