This Lancashire firm’s main business is recycling used printer cartridges and selling them on to 2,000 trade customers in Britain. According to Dennis Haines, who originally worked for a large ink-jet company before launching Badger in 2006, buyers can save up to 40% on a recycled product. Sales have flourished in the recession based on word-of-mouth referrals, rising 67% a year, from £2.1m in 2008 to £9.7m in 2011. The firm also sells photo paper, bottled ink and stationery.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank56
CompanyBadger Office Supplies
ActivityOffice products supplier
LocationLancashire
Annual sales rise over 3 years66.55%
Latest sales £000s9,683
Staff51
Founded2006
Websitewww.badgeroffice.co.uk

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