Aldi US, Roundy’s and Sam’s Club are among some of the US supermarket chains that use Equator to create their packaging, with the firm managing the whole process from design to shelf. Gary Flynn, 54, merged his Manchester company with a Nottingham agency in 2012, and now has offices in Dublin and Chicago, as well as partnerships with agencies in Sydney and Shenzhen, China. Success in the US — which accounts for more than half the company’s turnover — helped international sales to £10.4m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank34
CompanyEquator Design
ActivityFood packaging consultancy
LocationManchester
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa73.19%
International sales £000s10,392
Total sales £000s16,924
Staff242
Founded2012
Websitewww.equator-design.com

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