This Nottingham company works with research organisations to develop drugs for illnesses such as cancer, respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s. Simon Hirst, 52, started Sygnature in 2004 and in January it took a stake in Cheshire-based Peak Proteins. It has customers in America, Germany, Denmark and Australia and overseas sales grew to £5.3m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank65
CompanySygnature Discovery
ActivityNew drug researcher
LocationNottingham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa53.83
International sales £000s5,310
Total sales £000s11,407
Staff113
Founded2004
Websitewww.sygnaturediscovery.com

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