Manchester-based Mawdsley delivers medicines to chemists, GPs and hospitals. The group has recently diversified into the wholesale of generic drugs, acquiring two companies in France and Ireland in 2009. Mawdsley also has a large import/export business and offers a range of other services, including repackaging and labelling, unlicensed medicine supply, specialist distribution, clinical trial services, advice for pharmacies, and pharmacy IT systems. Owned and run by the Mawdsley family, the company reported sales of £321.7m in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyThe Mawdsley Group
ActivityPharmaceuticals wholesaler
Sales £m321.7
Operating profit £m6.3
Main shareholdersWestall family and trusts (24%), John Mawdsley (24%), management (2%)

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