Adele, Daft Punk and Radiohead have all used this firm’s services, which include designing and manufacturing music merchandise, such as vinyl records and T-shirts. The Reading firm also provides artists with ticketing and ecommerce platforms. Co-founders Christiaan Munro, 47, and Mel Maxwell, 48, won a Grammy in 2009 for their special-edition design for Radiohead box set In Rainbows. Their fellow co-founder is Jof Newill, 50. Expansion in the US — including opening an office in Los Angeles in 2011 — helped boost exports to £13.9m last year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank56
CompanySandbag
ActivityMusic merchandise distributor
LocationReading
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa56.39%
International sales £000s13,861
Total sales £000s19,512
Staff59
Founded2002
Websitewww.sandbagheadquarters.com

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