The new London red bus and the 2012 Olympic cauldron are just two of the projects created by this company, which is now working on Google’s Mountain View campus in California and a centrepiece for the Hudson Yards development in New York. Founder Thomas Heatherwick, 47 – who established the London-based business in 1994 – is leading its international expansion, with active projects in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. These helped its profits rise to £10.4m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank3
CompanyHeatherwick Studio
ActivityArchitect and designer
LocationCentral London
Annual profit growth141.16%
Latest profits £000s10,435
Latest sales £000s27,843
Staff180
Founded1994
Websitewww.heatherwick.com

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