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Business growth member profile: Fuzzy Brush

As Jim Drew opens a new factory for Fuzzy Brush, David Craik finds out how a disposable toothbrush is cleaning up at home and abroad.

Entrepreneur Jim Drew returned to his roots to keep his “chewable toothbrush” business, Fuzzy Brush, cleaning up both at home and abroad. Many people will have seen Fuzzy Brushes – disposable, chewable brushes that do not require toothpaste or water – and its toothy logo when making stops at motorway service stations across the UK, not realising this is a British success story. More than 150,000 units a month are made at the group’s factory in Guildford, Surrey.

Jim has personally pushed sales both in the UK and abroad since starting the business in 1998 and has recently opened a new factory in Consett, Durham, with the initial aim of tripling annual production to half a million Fuzzy Brushes and Fuzzy Rock teeth-cleaning mints every month to meet increasing demand.

This is an extract from the Business & Management Magazine, Issue 262, March 2018.

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