After starting out as a mink breeder, this Halifax firm moved into recycling animal waste material and now processes 650,000 tonnes a year. The animal by-products are used in a range of industries including biofuels, cosmetics and pet food. Under owner Danny Sawrij, 47, international sales hit £28.2m in 2015, helped by acquiring a majority share in a Belgian renewable energy company.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank188
CompanyLeo Group
ActivityRecycler
LocationHalifax
2-yr av intl sales growth pa17.69%
International sales £000s28,224
Total sales £000s70,256
Staff440
Founded1970
Websitewww.leogroupltd.co.uk

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