This Yeovil company, founded in 1979, supplies tools to 13,500 builders merchants and traders in Britain and mainland Europe. Its range of more than 5,000 products are sold under nine brands, including Silverline and Triton. James Goddard Watts, 50, acquired the group in 2001. Led by managing director Rory O’Donnell, 64, exports hit £13.4m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank110
CompanySilverline Tools
ActivityTool distributor
LocationYeovil
2-yr av intl sales growth pa37.93%
International sales £000s13,383
Total sales £000s45,317
Staff165
Founded1979
Websitewww.toolstream.com

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