From Harry Potter collectables and Batman mugs to novelty bath plugs, this firm designs and supplies gifts to highstreet retailers across Europe, North America and Australasia. It has offices in America and Hong Kong and clients in 80 countries. Strong demand for its licensed and own-brand ranges helped overseas sales hit £14.2m last year, under managing director Graeme Carr, 52. In April this year, private equity firm LDC invested £13m to help growth.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank57
CompanyPaladone
ActivityGift wholesaler
LocationWest Sussex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa67.95%
International sales £000s14,240
Total sales £000s32,064
Staff85
Founded1994
Websitewww.paladone.com

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