Every year, this Essex company stages, promotes and televises more than 2,000 hours of original sports footage, from darts and snooker, to table tennis, boxing and golf. Chairman Barry Hearn, 69, founded the company in 1982 — his son Eddie, 39, is now managing director. The company promotes world heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and has launched Matchroom Boxing USA. Overseas sales reached £30.4m in 2017, boosted by the popularity of darts and snooker in China, Germany and Holland.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank31
CompanyMatchroom Sport
ActivitySporting events promoter
LocationEssex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa93.41%
International sales £000s30,397
Total sales £000s100,247
Staff74
Founded1982
Websitewww.matchroomsport.com

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