73. Gordons Chemist
- Managing director: Robert Gordon
- Pre-tax profit: £4.7m
- Employment: 655
- Pay bill: £11.2m
Gordons Chemists began as a single pharmacy more than 30 years ago in Donaghadee, Co Down. Today, the family-run group runs more than 60 pharmacies on the high street and in shopping centres across Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This year, its financial performance earned it a place at number 13 in the annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, ranking the UK firms with the fastest-growing profits over three years. Pre-tax profits almost doubled from £2.4m to £4.7m.