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North Yorkshire-based Specialty Powders, founded in 1995 by Mike Kirby, 54, makes food products such as hot chocolate mixes, sweeteners and protein powders. It has grown mainly through acquisitions – the purchase of Phoenix Foods last year added £7.6m to sales, which hit £27.3m in 2012. Customers are big retailers, brand owners and food manufacturers.

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Company details
CompanySpecialty Powders
ActivityFood manufacturer
LocationNorth Yorkshire
Annual sales rise over 3 years88.76%
Latest sales £000s27,321

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