Established in 1999 by Jack Bardakjian, 44, Gapuma trades commodities such as chemicals, fertilisers and ferrous metals. It also provides warehousing and manages logistics. Its main export markets are Africa – where it has offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda – and the Caribbean. The London-based company has recently expanded into pharmaceuticals and polymers and opened a procurement office in China in order to bolster trade in the region. International sales reached £51.5m in 2013.
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