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Norkem sources and supplies chemicals such as copper sulphate and iodine, used in a range of applications across the food and drink, pharmaceutical, construction and agrochemical industries. The Cheshire company has offices in eight countries and opened its Italian and Turkish operations this year. It has also started supplying the growing sports and health nutrition market. Alan Nicholson, 66, is managing director.

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Company details
ActivityChemical exporter
Sales £m148.5
Operating profit £m4.1
Main shareholdersLynne Colling (64%), Alan Nicholson (5%), other (31%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda