Cherbourg Airport, Stockholm’s Östermalm Food Hall and Bryanston Country Club in South Africa are just some of the sites protected by this company’s products. Founded more than 30 years ago by Tony Ratcliffe, 66, Paxton manufactures security systems that control access to doors. It sells to 60 countries and, with offices in the US, Europe, South Africa and the UAE, exports hit £11.2m in 2015. The company plans to expand into Scandinavia this year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank154
CompanyPaxton
ActivitySecurity systems manufacturer
LocationBrighton
2-yr av intl sales growth pa22.51%
International sales £000s*11,168
Total sales £000s*32,893
Staff271
Founded1985
Websitewww.paxton-access.co.uk

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