This Birmingham business grew out of a small shop that Michael Depper, 77, established in 1969. It now supplies more than 100,000 spare parts and accessories, from oven bulbs to remote controls, to consumers and retailers across Europe. Its ecommerce platform helps brands, such as Whirlpool and Hoover, to run websites for consumers to order spare parts. Overseas sales hit £8.3m in 2017. Managing director Andrew Sharp, 51, heads the company.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank169
CompanyConnect Distribution Services
ActivityAppliance parts distributor
LocationBirmingham
2-yr av intl sales growth pa31.03%
International sales £000s8,289
Total sales £000s103,202
Staff562
Founded1969
Websitewww.connect-distribution.co.uk

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