Led by managing director David Byk, 49, this 125-year-old firm makes paper tableware, gift wrap and tinsel at its Kent and South Wales factories. Its distribution and manufacturing hub in Hong Kong produces a home baking range as well as Christmas crackers. In 2015, the company acquired greetings card company Ling Design, helping international sales rise to £9.1m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank179
CompanySwan Mill Holdings
ActivityPaper tableware manufacturer
LocationKent
2-yr av intl sales growth pa21.34%
International sales £000s9,089
Total sales £000s54,439
Staff288
Founded1892
Websitewww.swantex.com

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