Founded in 1970 as a company making animal nutrition products, Volac then expanded into the health and food markets, which now contribute half of all sales. The Hertfordshire family firm is led by chief executive James Neville, 48, alongside brothers David, 46, and Mark, 40. It also sells whey protein products under the Upbeat brand.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank116
CompanyVolac
ActivityDairy nutrition supplier
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m*†235.1
Operating profit £m*†14.3
Main shareholdersFamily & charitable trusts (77.4%), Neville family (22.6%)
Staff391
Founded1970
Websitewww.volac.com

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