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 company now makes a range of cordless cleaners as well as battery-powered garden tools and electric bicycles. International sales hit £18m in 2017. Gtech is planning to expand into eight new territories across Asia, the Middle East and Europe during 2018, while moving some of its production back to Worcestershire from China next year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank5
CompanyGtech
ActivityAppliance manufacturer
LocationWorcester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa200.83%
International sales £000s*17,991
Total sales £000s*121,449
Staff206
Founded2001
Websitewww.gtech.co.uk

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