This Hull company supplies specialist paper for graphic designers, brands and companies such as Burberry and Mulberry. Its growth overseas has been driven by its Colorplan range, comprising 50 colours, 25 embossed textures and eight weights. GF Smith’s paper is sold in 70 countries, with brand partners and ambassadors appointed in each location. Under joint managing directors John Haslam, 51, and Phil Alexander, 54, overseas sales hit £2.9m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank131
CompanyG . F Smith
ActivitySpecialist paper merchant
LocationHull
2-yr av intl sales growth pa27.30%
International sales £000s2,852
Total sales £000s26,922
Staff189
Founded1885
Websitewww.gfsmith.com

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