This employee-owned consultancy helps retailers make their supply chains more environmentally friendly and prepares sustainability reports for some of the world’s largest corporations. Chief executive Stuart McLachlan, 49, led the group’s formation in 2013, with the acquisition of Oxford-based sustainability advisory firm Best Foot Forward. It has since made a further nine acquisitions in Germany, Sweden, North America and the UAE, and has opened offices in countries such as the Philippines and Finland. The business, which is headquartered in Oxford, increased exports to £3.7m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank8
CompanyAnthesis Consulting
ActivitySustainability consultancy
LocationOxford
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa135.23%
International sales £000s3,743
Total sales £000s6,893
Staff100
Founded2013
Websitewww.anthesisgroup.com

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