Entrepreneur Ranjit Singh Boparan is the founder of food manufacturing company 2 Sisters Food Group and President of parent company Boparan Holdings Limited (BHL).
Born in August 1966 in Bilston, West Midlands, Ranjit left school aged 16 to work in a butcher’s shop. He founded 2 Sisters Food Group in 1993, which was initially a frozen retail poultry cutting operation. 2 Sisters has grown and expanded to cover more than 20 manufacturing sites in the UK and Europe and employs over 16,000 people. Annual sales exceed £2.5 billion.
The company focuses on delivering the highest quality product to customers at the lowest cost. UK customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Nando’s, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.
Why do you support the Future Food Movement mission to radically upskill the food industry and leadership teams of today and tomorrow?
I back the Future Food Movement because if we’re going to tackle the climate emergency, it can’t just be me or my businesses alone who can fix it, but it will take a big collaboration with our food industry peers. Together we are stronger, we can make a difference and I look forward to playing our part in building climate-smart food systems.
What do you think it will take to shift the industry on sustainable diets?
We are on a journey as producers to ensure we make food in a responsible way, whether that’s reducing waste, operating in a zero carbon way or enabling our colleagues to play their part in creating healthy, affordable food in a sustainable way. But ultimately, it’s about education and awareness in the wider world – and the simple actions people can take, whether big or small, to ensure we enjoy food sustainably in the future.