Since 1905, this Northumberland firm has been infusing, blending and botanically brewing ingredients such as ginger, juniper and burdock to create its upmarket mixers and soft drinks. Seven years ago, Fentimans started focusing on exports and it now sells to retailers in more than 70 countries. Strong sales in the US and new products, including a pink grapefruit tonic, helped exports reach £8.1m in 2016. Managing director Eldon Robson, 67, is the great-grandson of the founder, Thomas Fentiman.
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