A family firm which was singled out for being one of the UK’s most inspiring companies is celebrating a big year of egg sales with a supermarket giant.
Lintz Hall Farm, in Burnopfield, the farm business known for its eggs, featured in the Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report earlier this year, after it grew sales from £6m to £10m.
Now the farm, supplier of Derwent Valley free range eggs, is toasting sales of its eggs in its local Asda branch in Stanley, County Durham, where it is selling an average of 500 cartons of eggs per week in the Stanley store alone.
The figures tot up to more than 200,000 eggs a year, and sales of six-pack and 12-pack large eggs and six-pack medium eggs have been especially high, with projected sales of over 5,000 packs each before the end of 2018.
The company was founded by George Tulip in 1952 and passed through three generations of Tulip sons, all named George, before settling with the current owners, Richard and Stephen Tulip, at the Burnopfield farm.