Glasgow-based Clyde Space designs and makes miniature satellites, including a range of nanosatellites known as CubeSats. Its customers include the European Space Agency and Outernet, a US broadcast data company that plans to provide free internet globally via hundreds of nanosatellites. Exports grew to £4m last year. It completed a large order for a Mexican client and hopes this will lead to more business from Central and South American clients. Chief executive Craig Clark, 43, started the firm in 2005, and it is chaired by Will Whitehorn, 57, who helped set up Virgin Galactic.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank58
CompanyClyde Space
ActivitySatellite manufacturer
LocationGlasgow
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa52.85%
International sales £000s*3,995
Total sales £000s*5,257
Staff75
Founded2005
Websitewww.clyde.space

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