Started as a screen-printing business in 1861, this Glasgow firm now makes decorative and technical plastic parts for cars. It has a factory in China, which, along with the opening of an office in Japan, lifted sales in the Far East and helped exports grow to £18.8m in 2015. The company also has a strong client base in Germany, Japan and Mexico. Steve Mathers, 54, and David Taylor, 53, bought McGavigan in 2009 and sold a 39% stake to Maven Capital Partners in 2011 for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank77
CompanyMcGavigan
ActivityDecorative plastics manufacturer
LocationGlasgow
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa40.45%
International sales £000s18,776
Total sales £000s19,332
Staff324
Founded1993
Websitewww.mcgavigan.com

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