The growing popularity of angling abroad helped this company reach international sales of £24.7m in 2016. Founded by Clifford Fox in 1964, the Essex business sells its range of 3,000 products in 30 European countries. Mayfair Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in 2015, valuing the group at £50m. In June last year, chief executive David Algar, 56, led the acquisition of Polish company Salmo.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank198
CompanyFox International Group
ActivityFishing tackle supplier
LocationEssex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa16.59%
International sales £000s*24,654
Total sales £000s*35,297
Staff116
Founded1964
Websitewww.foxint.com

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