This Hertfordshire-based firm imports tropical fish, corals and molluscs from more than 30 locations around the world and sells them internationally. It has been owned by private equity firm LDC since 2009. In April, Cranswick Pet Products, the division that makes food for wild birds, was sold for £18m to garden centre group Westland. Strong demand from European hobbyists for aquarium accessories, fish, and fish food has driven up international sales 38% a year from £2.9m in 2009 to £5.5m in 2011. The firm is led by managing director Paul West.
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