Kenyan-born Bharat Shah, 66, and his brothers Manish, 60, and Kamal, 59, founded Sigma Pharmaceuticals in 1982, building up from a single shop in Watford to become a  business with sales of £242m in 2015. It supplies wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals and doctors with medicines, dressings and over-the-counter products. Sales to European and non-EU countries reached £35m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank200
CompanySigma Pharmaceuticals
ActivityPharmaceutical distributor
LocationWatford
2-yr av intl sales growth pa15.67%
International sales £000s34,964
Total sales £000s241,824
Staff306
Founded1982
Websitewww.sigmaplc.co.uk

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