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Based in Cheshire, Amelia Knight designs private-label and branded cosmetics, which it chiefly makes in China. Founded by chairman David Salmon, 69, in 1998, it is family-owned, with his five children and wife Lynn all involved in the running of the firm. Supply contracts with Asos and Walmart helped profits hit £4.5m in 2018. Last year, it obtained its first UK manufacturing base with the acquisition of Pascalle Cosmetics, and followed this by acquiring cosmetics manufacturer Longshawe Packaging in January. It has donated hand sanitiser to charities and health services, as well as 26,000 pairs of protective gloves to NHS staff and other key workers.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank43
CompanyAmelia Knight
ActivityCosmetics designer and manufacturer
LocationCheshire
Annual profit growth61.82%
Latest profits £000s4,510
Latest sales £000s31,455
Staff328
Founded1998
Websitewww.ameliaknight.com

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