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DCS supplies 20,000 retailers and 500 wholesalers with health, beauty and also household brands, such as P&G, Colgate and Unilever. The group manufactures its own products under the Enliven brand, which it exports to 75 countries. In August, founder, chairman and chief executive Denys Shortt, 53, opened its new 25-acre head office in Banbury.

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Company details
CompanyDCS Group (UK)
ActivityToiletry products distributor
Sales £m*211.0
Operating profit £m*5.0
Main shareholdersDenys Shortt (85%), Lydia Shortt (5%), Charles Shortt (5%), Deborah Shortt (5%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda