This Dorset-based business has production facilities in the UK, China and Vietnam that make branded and own-label goods, including health and beauty products, household cleaners and snack foods. Solent also supplies reusable bags to Tesco, M&S and Aldi. Its main overseas markets include South Africa and Australia, and it has seen exports grow to £5.5m in 2016, under chief executive Richard Porter, 50.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank89
CompanySolent Group
ActivityConsumer goods supplier
LocationDorset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa52.02%
International sales £000s5,524
Total sales £000s42,144
Staff124
Founded1994
Websitewww.solentgroup.co.uk

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