Special forces soldiers and bodybuilders use this company’s sports supplements. Husband-and-wife team Alan and Juliet Barratt, 39 and 42, started the business in 2009 and it has sold more than 100m weight loss capsules since then. Sales in countries as diverse as Brazil and Iraq helped exports reach £4.4m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank50
CompanyGrenade
ActivitySports nutrition developer
LocationCoventry
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa61.49
International sales £000s*4,356
Total sales £000s*8,550
Staff16
Founded2009
Websitewww.grenade.com

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