Shamir Patel, 40, took his Lancashire pharmacy online in 2011 – prescriptions and vitamins are among the 16,000 items it now dispatches every day. British pharmacists can dispense medicine to anyone registered with an EU doctor and strong demand in Germany and Denmark helped exports hit £4.1m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank47
CompanyChemist 4 U
ActivityOnline pharmacy
LocationLancashire
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa66.22
International sales £000s*4,133
Total sales £000s*16,940
Staff48
Founded2010
Websitewww.chemist-4-u.com

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