Interport

The London-based drugs importer appeared in last year’s Fast Track 100 league table at 32nd place and reappears this year courtesy of annual sales growth of 102%. The company was founded by Harshadrai Patel in 1994 when he sold the chain of pharmacies he owned in Liverpool and used the cash to begin importing drugs in bulk from the Continent. Interport repackages the drugs and sells them on to British wholesalers. The company, which has been able to take advantage of relationships Patel built up while running his pharmacies, has driven up sales from £2.1m in 1996 to £17.2m in 1999.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2000
Rank30
CompanyInterport
ActivityPharmaceuticals wholesaler
LocationSouth London
Annual sales rise over 3 years102.24%
Latest sales £000s17,231
Staff22
Founded1982
Websitewww.interportltd.co.uk

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure