Johnson Matthey is one of the heroes of high-tech British manufacturing, a quiet success story best known as the largest single producer of automotive catalytic convertors – its emissions clean-up devices are fitted to one in three of the world’s cars.

But under CEO Robert MacLeod it has also begun to branch out into new areas where its expertise in complex chemistry might also bear fruit – such as batteries and fuel cells for electric vehicles.

H1 sales and underlying profits both rose 5%, to £1.68bn and £219.6m respectively, helped by a Brexit boost from the feeble pound.

Johnson Matthey has been voted number 5 out of Britain’s top 10 most admired companies in 2016.

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*Source Management Today, Haymarket Media Group, published 24 November 2016

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