This firm sources and supplies chemicals to a wide range of industries, for uses including animal feed, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals. Based in Cheshire, the company was established in 1970 and now has offices in Holland, Spain, China, Australia, America and Chile. Under the leadership of managing director Alan Nicholson, 69, sales increased 31% to £168.6m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank174
CompanyNorkem
ActivityChemical exporter
LocationKnutsford
Sales £m168.6
Operating profit £m6.1
Main shareholdersLynne Colling (64%), Alan Nicholson (5%), other (31%)
Staff110
Founded1987
Websitewww.norkem.com

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