Inventor Nick Grey, 49, left the vacuum cleaner maker Vax in 2001 to design his own cordless floor sweeper. Taking on established brands such as Dyson and Hoover, his Worcester-based company makes the cordless AirRam vacuum cleaner, as well as cordless garden tools and an electric bicycle. After profits rose to £18.2m in 2017, the group announced plans to move some of its production back to Worcestershire from China in 2019, creating 100 additional jobs.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank85
CompanyGtech
ActivityAppliance manufacturer
LocationWorcester
Annual profit growth57.32%
Latest profits £000s*18,208
Latest sales £000s*121,449
Staff206
Founded2001
Websitewww.gtech.co.uk

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