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17 July 2015

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Speciality chemicals distributor and manufacturer Cornelius Group has made it onto a national list of businesses with the fastest-growing international sales.

Cornelius has been included in the sixth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list, which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

Cornelius enjoys sales of around £65 million and employs 150 people, shipping speciality chemicals to customers in 30 countries. It has also seen annual international sales growth increase by 20% over 2 years.

Chairman Neville Prior commented: “Being included in such a prestigious list is tremendous. It’s a credit to the hard work of all the employees at Cornelius. We work tirelessly to create a respected and trusted brand, with great importance on delivering excellent customer service. Our international sales growth is very important to the future of our business and we’re glad to be part of the top 200.”

The Sunday Times list features a diverse range of companies, including cheesemaker Wensleydale Dairy Products, travel search engine Skyscanner and Cath Kidston, the homeware and fashion retailer.
Amanda Murphy, UK head of corporate banking at HSBC, which sponsors the list, commented: “The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is a great reflection of the value of building connections overseas. The world is getting smaller and international business relationships are easier to build, providing ambitious businesses with many more opportunities to grow. I’m delighted to see so many great British mid-sized firms making such a strong impression on the world stage.”

For further media information please contact May Norman on at PHD Marketing & Strategy. Tel: +44 01977 708 643

Notes to editors

Cornelius is an independent European manufacturer and distributor of branded and own brand speciality chemicals, raw materials and ingredients supporting new product development in Health & Nutrition, Care Products and Industrial markets.
Established for 80 years, the company operates across the UK, Eire, France, Poland, Russia and Scandinavia – with sourcing offices in China and India. Cornelius Group PLC is headquartered in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, UK. For further information, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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