Anyone who wants nutritional supplements to improve their sporting performance can go to Myprotein.co.uk. The Manchester company makes and distributes protein powders and drinks, performance and recovery aids, as well as vitamins and minerals. Its hundreds of products include high-protein flapjacks and green tea extract powder. Founder Oliver Cookson says buying ingredients in bulk and passing the savings on to customers has kept business booming – the company says it ships more than 5,000 orders each week. Sales grew 126% a year from £848,000 in 2006 to £9.8m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank21
CompanyMyprotein.co.uk
ActivitySports nutrition supplier
LocationManchester
Annual sales rise over 3 years125.82%
Latest sales £000s*9,764
Staff50
Founded2004
Websitewww.myprotein.co.uk

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* supplied by company † annualised figure