Since 1905, this Northumberland firm has been infusing, blending and botanically brewing ingredients such as ginger, juniper and burdock to create its mixers and soft drinks. Six years ago, Fentimans started focusing on exports and it now sells to more than 70 countries. Strong sales in the US, Belgium and Austria helped overseas sales grow to an annualised £5.9m in 2015. Managing director Eldon Robson, 66, is the great-grandson of the firm’s founder, Thomas Fentiman.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank30
CompanyFentimans
ActivityDrinks manufacturer
LocationNorthumberland
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa80.21%
International sales £000s*†5,894
Total sales £000s*†19,250
Staff38
Founded1905
Websitewww.fentimans.com

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