Chief executive Phil Carroll, 40, set up this firm in 2007. It sells metal powders – used for 3D printing of products such as turbine blades and medical implants – to countries including Germany, Italy and the US, where it also has offices. Annualised exports hit £7.7m in 2016 and last year it expanded its authorised reseller network to 13 countries. Next month the Cheshire firm will relocate to a £20m manufacturing facility near Liverpool.

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Company details
CompanyLPW Technology
ActivityMetal powder manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa63.86%
International sales £000s†7,668
Total sales £000s†10,406

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure