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Vegware’s range of more than 250 compostable products includes cutlery, drink cups and packaging for takeaways — all made from plant-based materials such as debris from sugar cane. Its clients include contract caterers, food distributors, NHS departments and high street delicatessens. Founded in 2006 by managing director Joe Frankel, 39, the Edinburgh company opened a second office in August in Bristol. A six-figure investment by Bradenham Partners in 2009 helped Vegware to expand overseas and growing exports helped to boost its latest sales to £9.8m.

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Company details
ActivityRecyclable packaging manufacturer
Annual sales rise over 3 years56.61%
Latest sales £000s*9,830

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