SME Export Track 100

This ethical chocolate brand has been led by chief executive Sophi Tranchell, 52, since 1999 and is part-owned by Ghanaian cocoa farmers. Promoted by NGOs and charities, its bars are popular in northern Europe, Canada and the US, where they are sold through retail chains such as Whole Foods Market. Exports of £6.3m last year were boosted by the 2015 acquisition of its sister company in the US. The firm is eyeing future growth in the UAE, Thailand and Australia.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank17
CompanyDivine Chocolate
ActivityChocolate manufacturer
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa106.23%
International sales £000s*6,322
Total sales £000s*12,062
Staff23
Founded1998
Websitewww.divinechocolate.com

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