Starting off as a single pharmacy in 1980, this family firm now operates more than 60 chemists across Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as running the healthcare products website Gordons Direct. Expansion on the high street and online sales helped profits rise to £5.1m in 2016. The firm is led by co-founder and chairman Robert Gordon, 62.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank13
CompanyGordons Chemists
ActivityChemist
LocationBanbridge, Co Down
Annual profit growth103.71%
Latest profits £000s5,088
Latest sales £000s80,570
Staff655
Founded1980
Websitewww.gordonsdirect.com

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