This company designs furniture that graces offices, hotels and restaurants around the world for high-profile clients including Facebook, Amazon and Google. The North Yorkshire company uses skilled craftspeople and modern manufacturing methods to create pieces such as meeting tables, seats and barstools. Co-founders Mark Hammond, 37, Kieron Bakewell, 39, and Matt Welsh, 41, sold a 50% non-controlling stake to the US furniture giant Herman Miller in June 2016 for an undisclosed sum. New showrooms in London and Chicago helped exports hit £9.2m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank22
Companynaughtone
ActivityFurniture designer and manufacturer
LocationNorth Yorkshire
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa106.91%
International sales £000s*9,179
Total sales £000s*15,177
Staff34
Founded2005
Websitewww.naughtone.com

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