Cawston Press produces sparkling and still drinks in the UK and Germany, and exports its eye-catching and colourful cans and packs to international markets such as Iceland and Australia. Exports grew to £1.9m in 2016 and investment abroad — including hiring three US staff last year — will boost sales as it targets the New York and Boston areas. It is led by Steve Kearns, 43, and chaired by William Kendall, 56, who previously built New Covent Garden Soup and Green & Blacks chocolate.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank86
CompanyCawston Press
ActivityDrinks manufacturer
LocationSoutheast London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa40.80%
International sales £000s1,866
Total sales £000s9,678
Staff14
Founded1986
Websitewww.cawstonpress.com

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