Plexus Cotton

With operations worldwide, the British company trades cotton with third parties. Subsidiaries in East Africa supply cotton seed to farmers and buy their harvest for ginning at its factories to produce lint for sale to the textile industry. In 2009, under founder and chairman Nick Earlam, operating profit increased to £1m despite sales falling to £170.2m.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank193
CompanyPlexus Cotton
ActivityCotton merchant
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m170.2
Operating profit £m1
Main shareholders100% Earlam family
Staff1,271
Founded1990
Websitewww.plexus-cotton.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda