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Speaking two Indian dialects has helped Newport Group’s managing director, Raj Patel, run the Indian unit of this chemicals supplier from his Chiswick office. The company sources low-cost chemicals from India, China and Ukraine and supplies dry bulk powder and specialist chemicals to large multinational companies such as P&G and Unilever. The company also has a quality-assurance laboratory, part of its wholly owned Chinese subsidiary, which enables it to compete with large European manufacturers in their own markets. Overseas turnover has risen 86% a year from £1.9m in 2006 to £6.7m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank35
CompanyNewport Group
ActivityChemicals supplier
LocationWest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa85.90%
International sales £000s6,721
Total sales £000s12,598
Staff15
Founded1997
Websitewww.newport-group.co.uk

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