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Drawing on her biochemistry background and his management experience, Lesley Abley and her husband, Kevan, set up this pharmaceuticals distribution firm in 2005. Sourcing eyecare, skincare and pregnancy products from abroad, the business supplies mainly to large retailers such as Boots, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s, which sell the products under their own brands. Thanks in part to the big supermarkets’ ability to undercut well-known names’ prices, sales at the Leicestershire firm have increased by 53% a year, from £1.8m in 2008 to £6.5m in 2011.

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Company details
CompanyEast Midlands Pharma
ActivityPharmaceutical supplies distributor
Annual sales rise over 3 years53.19%
Latest sales £000s6,496

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