Started in 1997 by three former Nissan executives, this Milton Keynes firm consults on automotive cyber-security, vehicle connectivity and self-drive technology, for car makers in Japan, India, North America and Europe. It also provides R&D and information services to clients such as Audi, Hyundai and Mitsubishi. Under co-founder and chief executive David Bell, 54, exports rose to £5.2m in 2016. Last November, Albion Ventures invested £1.5m to fund growth in China.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank64
CompanySBD
ActivityAutomotive technology specialist
LocationMilton Keynes
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa51.05%
International sales £000s*5,233
Total sales £000s*5,862
Staff83
Founded1997
Websitewww.sbdautomotive.com

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