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DCS has increased production of hand sanitiser by 400% at its Stratford-upon- Avon factory; moving to 24-hour operation, it now makes 1.5 million bottles a week of its Enliven brand, which is used by the NHS and emergency services. The group also supplies 50,000 retailers through 200 wholesalers with health, beauty and household brands. Led by founder and chairman Denys Shortt, 56, DCS opened a £2m factory in Redditch in July.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank82
CompanyDCS Group (UK)
ActivityConsumer goods manufacturer & distributor
LocationBanbury
Sales £m230.9*
Operating profit £m5.3*
Main shareholdersDenys Shortt (85%), Lydia Shortt (5%), Charles Shortt (5%), Deborah Shortt (5%)
Staff365
Founded1994
Websitewww.dcsgroup.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda