Friends Neil Butler, 53, Russell Smart 53, and James Ashton, 54, set up this Hampshire company in 2007. It owns Meridian, which makes natural nut butters and health bars, and Rocks, which produces organic cordials and fruit drinks. 3V sells its British-made products in 19 countries, from Norway to Japan, with strong growth in Ireland boosting exports to £3.4m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank52
Company3V Natural Foods
ActivityNatural food and drink producer
LocationHampshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa70.39%
International sales £000s3,409
Total sales £000s25,715
Staff112
Founded2007
Websitewww.3vnaturalfoods.com

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