Founded in 1995 and based in Redditch in Worcestershire, this pharmaceutical wholesaler supplies 6,500 products to 1,200 independent pharmacies across the country and sells to chains such as Lloyds Pharmacies, Boots and Tesco. Lexon also owns four pharmacies in the Midlands and has ventured into internet retailing with Chemist.net. It manufactures medicines in Britain and India, and its main export markets are Africa and Asia. Overseas sales have grown 45% a year from £2.6m in 2009 to £5.4m in 2011.
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