FDL supplies a wide range of specialist ingredients such as essential oils and flavourings to the food, beverage, fragrance and chemical industries. More than 100 years since the Fuerst Brothers formed a trading company based in London, FDL has expanded operations to the US, India and China. The business is owned by the Lawson family, and the group’s chief executive is Mac Mardi, 54.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank166
CompanyFuerst Day Lawson
ActivityIngredient supplier
LocationCentral London
Sales £m182.8
Operating profit £m4.5
Main shareholdersLawson family (100%)
Staff227
Founded1986
Websitewww.fdlworld.com

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