Carmel designs and makes more than 1m pieces of clothing each month, selling to high-street retailers and supermarkets. It has manufacturing partners in China and Vietnam, and a design office in Romania. Exports grew to £4.5m in 2014, boosted by the reputation of British fashion abroad and the international success of Carmel’s clients, which include Topshop, Primark and New Look. Managing director Simon Blayne, 46, leads the London firm.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank31
CompanyCarmel Clothing
ActivityClothing designer and supplier
LocationNorth London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa81.46%
International sales £000s4,538
Total sales £000s44,067
Staff125
Founded1957
Websitewww.carmelclothinguk.com

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