Founder Alex Lovén, 30, 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 netted football goals a year from its Wrexham base and its 1,000- strong product range covers sports from cricket to lacrosse. Overseas growth helped increase profits to £5.1m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank33
CompanyNet World Sports
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationWrexham
Annual profit growth79.17%
Latest profits £000s*5,097
Latest sales £000s*18,230
Staff87
Founded2009
Websitewww.networldsports.co.uk

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