Led by managing director David Byk, 50, this Kent firm makes 5bn napkins, 30m Christmas crackers and 30m metres of gift wrap each year at its factories in Kent and Wales. It has a distribution and manufacturing hub in Hong Kong, and customers include Walmart in the US and retailers in South Africa, Australia, Canada and Europe. Overseas sales reached £11.8m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank187
CompanySwan Mill Holdings
ActivityPaper tableware manufacturer
LocationKent
2-yr av intl sales growth pa27.88%
International sales £000s11,770
Total sales £000s56,447
Staff280
Founded1892
Websitewww.swantex.com

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