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Hot chocolate mixes, sweeteners and protein powders are among the products made by Specialty Powders, an Oxford company that has grown mainly by acquisitions. Its clients are big food manufacturers, which use its products as ingredients in foods that are sold by all the big retailers. Founded by Mike Kirby, 53, the company acquired Phoenix Foods in August to increase capacity and add packaging services to its offerings.

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Company details
CompanySpecialty Powders
ActivityFood manufacturer
LocationNorth Yorkshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years65.64%
Latest sales £000s21,496

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