Founder Alex Lovén, 29, has expanded this online sports goods retailer from a single website operated from his bedroom to seven international websites selling to sports clubs and schools as well as direct to consumers. It sells 100,000 football goals a year from its Wrexham warehouse. Growth in its overseas business helped the company increase profits to £3m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank66
CompanyNet World Sports
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationWrexham
Annual profit growth72.60%
Latest profits £000s*3,048
Latest sales £000s*11,867
Staff62
Founded2009
Websitewww.networld-sports.co.uk

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