Having started with a single sports goods website operated from his bedroom, founder Alex Lovén, 29, now operates a 120,000 sq ft warehouse in Wrexham, which sends 100,000 football goalposts around the world every year. The business has seven international websites and sells to sports clubs and schools, as well as direct to consumers. Growth in sales to the US, where the company has an office, and Australia helped push exports to £6.9m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank43
CompanyNet World Sports
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationWrexham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa59.88%
International sales £000s*6,936
Total sales £000s*11,867
Staff62
Founded2009
Websitewww.networld-sports.co.uk

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