Since 1905, this Northumberland firm has been infusing, blending and botanically brewing ingredients such as ginger, juniper and burdock to create its mixers and soft drinks. Six years ago, Fentimans started focusing on exports and it now sells to more than 70 countries. Strong sales in the US, Belgium and Austria helped overseas sales grow to an annualised £5.9m in 2015. Managing director Eldon Robson, 66, is the great-grandson of the firm’s founder, Thomas Fentiman.
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