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This Salford-based supplier says it is Britain’s biggest independent pharmaceutical supplier, working with more than 500 manufacturers worldwide to supply 100,000 medicines. Founded almost 200 years ago, the firm has diversified to offer pre-wholesale services, repackaging, temperature-controlled logistics, unlicensed medicine supply, pharmacy IT systems and clinical trial services. Under the leadership of chairman John Mawdsley, 68, profits grew 40% to hit £6.6m in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank54
CompanyMawdsleys
ActivityPharmaceuticals wholesaler
LocationManchester
Sales £m326
Operating profit £m6.6
Main shareholdersWestall and Currimjee family and trusts (54%), John Mawdsley (27%), other family and management (19%)
Staff600
Founded1825
Websitewww.mawdsleys.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda