This Edinburgh firm manufactures completely compostable packaging. Using plant-based materials such as bioplastics or waste from sugar cane, it makes more than 250 types of packaging and catering disposables. The business was founded in 2006 by managing director Joe Frankel, 41, and its clients include food distributors, caterers and coffee shops. It has operational bases in the US, Australia and Hong Kong, and distributors in the Middle East and Caribbean. Strong demand from eco-conscious consumers helped exports climb to £3.4m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank77
CompanyVegware
ActivityCompostable packaging manufacturer
LocationEdinburgh
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa44.39%
International sales £000s3,362
Total sales £000s14,927
Staff50
Founded2006
Websitewww.vegware.com

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