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This Manchester-based company designs a full range of cosmetics, both private-label and branded, which it manufactures in Hangzhou, China. Founded by chairman David Salmon, 68, in 1998, it is family-owned, with his five children all involved in the running of the firm. Supply contracts with online fashion retailer Asos and US retail giant Walmart helped profits hit £4.1m in 2017. Last month the business acquired Pascalle Cosmetics for an undisclosed sum, providing its first European manufacturing base.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank91
CompanyAmelia Knight
ActivityCosmetic designer and manufacturer
LocationKnutsford
Annual profit growth56.52%
Latest profits £000s4,114
Latest sales £000s29,063
Staff301
Founded1998
Websitewww.ameliaknight.com

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