This dairy business has benefited from growing worldwide demand for milkbased products as diets become more westernised. Founded in 1970 to make animal nutrition products, the company has expanded into the health and food markets, and sells whey protein under the Upbeat brand. The third-generation family firm is led by chief executive James Neville, 49, alongside brothers David, 47, and Mark, 40, and exports reached an annualised £160.7m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank74
CompanyVolac
ActivityDairy nutrition supplier
LocationHertfordshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa48.38%
International sales £000s†160,727
Total sales £000s†235,064
Staff391
Founded1970
Websitewww.volac.com

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