Founded in 1885 by Belarussian immigrant Barnett Berwin, this Leeds firm has since become one of Europe’s largest suit makers, producing more than 24,000 garments a week at its factories in Hungary, China and Vietnam. Its brands include Lambretta and Daniel Hechter – which hail from Milan and Paris respectively – and the suits are sold to retailers in Europe and North America. Under managing director Simon Berwin, 61, exports hit £23m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank166
CompanyBerwin & Berwin
ActivityClothing manufacturer and distributor
LocationLeeds
2-yr av intl sales growth pa20.95%
International sales £000s22,994
Total sales £000s48,022
Staff695
Founded1885
Websitewww.berwinberwin.co.uk

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