From military jet simulators to autopilots for submarines, this engineering company provides technology and training for the aerospace and marine sectors. It has also designed and built the latest generation of flight training simulators. Founded in Bristol 30 years ago, it has an office in Florida and also works onsite for its clients, including Airbus, Lockheed Martin and Mitsubishi, in countries such as Japan, the US and China. Chief executive Mark Cook, 55, saw exports reach £5.4m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank99
CompanyStirling Dynamics
ActivityAerospace engineer
LocationBristol
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa27.55%
International sales £000s5,412
Total sales £000s7,451
Staff85
Founded1987
Websitewww.stirling-dynamics.com

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