John Adams started out in 1967 making craft and science toys. In 2009, it merged with Toy Brokers after managing director Simon Pilkington, 51, led a buyout. The Cambridgeshire group now exports toy brands, such as Mr Bucket and Soggy Doggy, to 30 countries, boosting international sales to £5.7m in 2017. Next month, it will launch the first Strictly Come Dancing board game in partnership with the BBC.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank125
CompanyJohn Adams
ActivityToy wholesaler
LocationCambridgeshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa39.75%
International sales £000s*5,738
Total sales £000s*34,609
Staff40
Founded1967
Websitewww.johnadams.co.uk

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