Last year this Mansfield firm installed 100 lighting columns on an expressway in Lusail, a new city being built in Qatar. Its outdoor systems also light up St Petersburg’s ring road, Callao port in Peru and Canberra’s sports stadium. Exports grew to £9.2m last year under managing director Camilla Wigmore, 30, who is a granddaughter of the founder. Abacus was rescued from administration in 2013 by Intrinsic Equity with a £5m capital injection and it remains a majority shareholder.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank85
CompanyAbacus Lighting
ActivityExterior lighting manufacturer
LocationMansfield
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa41.10%
International sales £000s9,176
Total sales £000s22,230
Staff159
Founded1958
Websitewww.abacuslighting.com

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