This family business, which celebrated its centenary in 2016, makes 20m pillows and 10m duvets a year under its Slumberdown, Snuggledown and John Cotton brands. Last year, it bought Australian pillow and duvet maker Tontine for £7.8m. Increased demand in Poland helped overseas sales reach £31.1m in 2017. The West Yorkshire company is led by third-generation managing director Mark Cotton, 42.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank181
CompanyJohn Cotton Group
ActivityBedding manufacturer
LocationWest Yorkshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa28.58%
International sales £000s31,104
Total sales £000s180,509
Staff1,285
Founded1916
Websitewww.johncotton.co.uk

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