Alex Lovén, 30, started Net World Sports in 2009 with £13,000 savings from his Saturday job. Its 1,000-strong product range is sold on more than 25 online marketplaces. The firm makes its own-brand Forza football goals at its base in Wrexham and last year trebled its warehouse capacity to 120,000 sq ft. The US is its biggest market and it is one of the most profitable firms on the league table. Exports hit £11.3m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank62
CompanyNet World Sports
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationWrexham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa54.35%
International sales £000s*11,334
Total sales £000s*18,230
Staff87
Founded2009
Websitewww.networldsports.co.uk

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