Based in Manchester, Supreme Imports began life in 1970 selling toys and watches from the back of a van. It has since evolved into a distributor and maker of batteries and lighting, selling more than 300m batteries and 65m light bulbs a year. Exports, mainly to Europe, grew to £12.2m in 2016, under managing director Sandy Chadha, 48.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank180
CompanySupreme Imports
ActivityBattery and lighting wholesaler
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa20.47%
International sales £000s12,212
Total sales £000s59,028
Staff79
Founded1970
Websitewww.supreme-imports.co.uk

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