The Qatar Foundation is just one of the Middle Eastern institutions whose school uniforms are supplied by this Lancashire company. Established in 1865 as the Clitheroe Shirting Company, it is now owned by the management team, which bought the business from private equity firm Endless in 2014. A demand for bespoke, British-style school uniforms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi helped overseas sales hit £1.9m in the year to January 2017. Trutex is led by managing director Matthew Easter, 42.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank32
CompanyTrutex
ActivitySchool uniform supplier
LocationLancashire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa93.23%
International sales £000s1,949
Total sales £000s27,738
Staff257
Founded1865
Websitewww.trutex.com

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