This Gloucester firm manufactures protective systems for the oil and gas industry. It makes insulation for pipes and machinery, fire protection products, and buoyancy and cable protection systems. Led by managing director Andrew Bennion, 49, it is backed by private-equity firm Growth Capital Partners, which bought a minority stake in 2014 for an undisclosed sum. It has eight overseas offices including ones in Brazil, Kazakhstan and Malaysia. International sales hit £52.6m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank146
CompanyAdvanced Insulation
ActivityInsulation product manufacturer
LocationGloucester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa29.06%
International sales £000s*52,647
Total sales £000s*58,830
Staff422
Founded2008
Websitewww.aisplc.com

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