This London company traces its origins to the late 18th century and makes and sells a wide variety of chemicals, from plastics, resins and formaldehydes to chemicals for research into cancer cures or for use in swimming pools. With distribution arms in Canada, Ireland, Germany, France and the Netherlands, it had sales of £193.5m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank117
CompanyTennants Consolidated
ActivityChemicals supplier
LocationCentral London
Sales £m193.5
Operating profit £m7.2
Main shareholdersAlexander family
Staff898
Founded1797
Websitewww.tennantsdistribution.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda