This Solihull company’s products, such as high protein snacks, are used by both athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Husband-and-wife team Alan, 41, and Juliet Barratt, 43, started the business in 2009, and it now sells supplements in more than 80 countries. Grenade says that since launching its Carb Killa bars in 2015, it has sold so many that, if laid end to end, they would go round the M25 five times. Such demand helped sales more than double to £18m in 2016. In March, private equity firm Lion Capital acquired the business from previous owner Grovepoint Capital in a £72m deal.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank67
CompanyGrenade
ActivitySports nutrition developer
LocationSolihull
Annual sales rise over 3 years57.12%
Latest sales £000s*17,997
Staff27
Founded2009
Websitewww.grenade.com

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