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From its offices near London City airport this company supplies pharmaceuticals and medical devices to pharmacies and private hospitals around the world. It has a British-made, own-label range of surgical dressings and syringes, as well as stocking goods from big suppliers such as Smith & Nephew. The business was founded in 1986 by husband and wife Gary and Carmen Lewis, 54 and 51 respectively, with only £2,250 of start-up capital. Profits increased last year to £3.3m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank28
CompanyA1 Pharmaceuticals
ActivityPharmaceutical product distributor
LocationEssex
Annual profit growth67.75%
Latest profits £000s3,328
Latest sales £000s52,012
Staff41
Founded1986
Websitewww.A1plc.co.uk

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