The Sodha brothers — Anup, 55, Nitin, 61, and Pankaj, 64 — and their nephew Pritesh Sonpal, 48, founded this pharmaceutical wholesaler in 1995. It now supplies 6,500 products to more than 2,000 independent pharmacies from its two fully automated warehouses. Turnover at the Redditch group grew 34% to £200m in 2016, which partly reflected a full year of trading from pharmaceutical business Norchem, acquired in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank118
CompanyLexon
ActivityPharmaceuticals supplier
LocationRedditch
Sales £m200
Operating profit £m13.3
Main shareholdersSodha family (77%), Sonpal family (23%)
Staff820
Founded1995
Websitewww.lexonuk.com

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