Started in 1936 as a builders’ merchant, this family business based in Bristol distributes sports equipment, such as skateboards and shoes, across Europe. Partnerships with large sport retailers on the Continent have boosted international sales, which rose to £3.8m last year. Its managing director is Charles Allen, 41.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank8
CompanyShiner
ActivitySports goods distributor
LocationBristol
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa165.72
International sales £000s3,775
Total sales £000s13,024
Staff52
Founded1936
Websitewww.shiner.co.uk

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