Managing director Rob Wylie, 47, set up this business in 2003 with his own savings to sell the high-end backpacks designed by American brand Osprey Packs in Europe. The Poole company helps to design Osprey’s products and exports them to large and independent stores across Europe. Customers include German outdoor retailer Globetrotter, and international sales hit £18.3m in 2016. Osprey Packs holds a minority stake in the business.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank144
CompanyOsprey Europe
ActivityBackpack distributor
LocationPoole
2-yr av intl sales growth pa29.23%
International sales £000s18,264
Total sales £000s25,879
Staff40
Founded2003
Websitewww.ospreyeurope.com

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