Backpack distributor Managing director Rob Wylie, 48, set up this business in 2003 with his own savings to sell the high-end backpacks designed by US brand Osprey Packs in Europe. The company, which is based in Poole, Dorset, helps to design Osprey’s products and exports them to large chains and independent stores, including German outdoor retailer Globetrotter. It also sells through its website, relaunched last year, helping international sales hit £26.7m in 2017

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Company details
Year2018
Rank136
CompanyOsprey Europe
ActivityBackpack distributor
LocationPoole
2-yr av intl sales growth pa37.50%
International sales £000s26,656
Total sales £000s36,122
Staff47
Founded2003
Websitewww.ospreyeurope.com

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