After starting out as a mink breeder, this Halifax firm moved into recycling animal waste material for use in a range of industries including biofuels, pet food and cosmetics. Under owner Danny Sawrij, 47, international sales hit £45.4m in 2016, helped by the company’s three sites in Belgium, which focus on renewable energy.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank109
CompanyLeo Group
ActivityRecycler
LocationHalifax
2-yr av intl sales growth pa38.05%
International sales £000s45,408
Total sales £000s71,226
Staff458
Founded1970
Websitewww.leogroupltd.co.uk

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