This family business grew out of a small shop that chairman Michael Depper, 76, established in Birmingham in 1969. It now supplies more than 100,000 spare parts and accessories — from oven bulbs to remote controls — to consumers and independent retailers across Europe. Its ecommerce platform helps brands such as Whirlpool and Hoover run websites for consumers to order spare parts. Overseas sales hit £6.2m in 2016, under managing director David Holden, 52.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank124
CompanyConnect Distribution Services
ActivityAppliance parts distributor
LocationBirmingham
2-yr av intl sales growth pa34.76%
International sales £000s6,162
Total sales £000s97,646
Staff585
Founded1969
Websitewww.connect-distribution.co.uk

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