Rank Company Location Year end 2-yr av intl sales growth pa Intl sales £000s Total sales £000s Staff
1 EssenceDigital marketing agency Central London Mar 11 570.19% 35,184 74,185 69
2 HampdenInsurance consultancy Central London Dec 10 317.60% 12,903 40,271 167
3 WiggleOnline sports goods retailer Portsmouth Jan 11 288.96% †46,900 86,787 131
4 AllSaintsFashion retailer Central London Jan 11 273.09% 52,872 208,551 2,725
5 Ward RecyclingMetal and waste recycler Derbyshire Mar 11 251.99% 20,631 77,666 146
6 Writtle HoldingsMedia investment company Central London Dec 11 243.36% 6,289 62,892 617
7 Double NegativeVisual effects provider Central London Dec 10 240.29% 19,181 62,573 805
8 SMS ElectronicsElectronics manufacturer Nottingham Sep 11 234.97% 36,207 50,369 135
9 Mind CandyChildren's games developer Central London Dec 11 228.56% *10,373 *28,725 102
10 akaEntertainment marketing agency Central London Dec 11 173.70% 19,150 46,954 192
11 JVM EquipmentIndustrial equipment supplier West Sussex Dec 11 171.00% *293,312 *293,312 616
12 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 11 167.62% *61,000 *365,000 10,500
13 ArrowedgePharmaceuticals wholesaler Poole Apr 11 162.16% 24,593 36,464 45
14 Phoenix SoftwareIT services provider York Oct 11 159.74% 4,095 73,992 117
15 Global MedicsMedical recruitment consultancy West London Mar 11 158.42% 22,696 35,695 104
16 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep 11 146.90% 14,655 244,179 910
17 VPS HoldingsVacant property security specialist North London Mar 11 130.19% 105,795 139,694 1,253
18 2 Sisters Food GroupFood producer Birmingham Jul 11 116.41% 302,100 1,376,100 9,016
19 Hunter BootWellington boot retailer Edinburgh Dec 10 114.75% 32,623 56,355 56
20 Bell MicrosystemsIT services provider Portsmouth Sep 11 110.53% 40,091 51,291 82
21 RailstonShopfitter and commercial interiors Wootton Bassett Dec 10 101.26% 7,507 26,681 73
22 KelwayIT services provider Central London Mar 11 100.39% 29,240 260,875 697
23 Genuine SolutionsMobile accessories distributor Surrey Jan 12 99.98% *24,374 *85,018 85
24 TTGTelecoms services provider Derby Apr 11 98.51% †24,128 †46,592 301
25 Reece GroupDefence equipment manufacturer Newcastle Dec 10 96.41% 166,626 169,960 239
26 JankelArmoured car part manufacturer Surrey Sep 11 95.59% 27,952 38,660 80
27 Longfield ChemicalsPlastics distributor Cheshire Oct 11 93.73% 4,383 70,406 17
28 Melrob GroupChemicals distributor West Sussex Sep 11 90.24% 23,424 45,767 40
29 SMDSubsea engineering specialist Newcastle Dec 11 89.61% *72,391 *97,298 351
30 TLG BrandsLuxury bag designer West London Apr 11 86.88% 5,293 26,376 145
31 IRISYSInfrared systems maker Northamptonshire Dec 11 83.06% 22,475 26,754 91
32 CTC AviationAirline pilot trainer Southampton Jun 11 82.01% 2,690 25,460 249
33 TristarChauffeur services provider West London May 11 81.70% 4,021 37,414 655
34 Swan Mill HoldingsPaper tableware manufacturer Southeast London Mar 11 79.29% 3,642 43,409 231
35 Amor GroupBusiness technology provider Glasgow Dec 11 78.47% 5,857 45,055 570
36 Pickstock AshbyAbattoir operator Derbyshire Mar 11 75.10% 36,960 50,438 48
37 2e2IT services provider Newbury Dec 11 75.02% *97,469 *403,623 1,969
38 CharterhouseMarketing services producer Hatfield May 11 74.13% 30,164 98,184 193
39 Balmoral GroupPolymer engineer and manufacturer Aberdeen Mar 11 74.10% 61,338 73,392 369
40 Wild AutomotiveAutomotive parts manufacturer Birmingham Mar 11 72.71% 29,548 45,634 551
41 PTS ConsultingIT consultancy Central London Mar 11 71.64% 18,235 35,108 291
42 Cooper Gay Swett & CrawfordInsurance broker Central London Dec 11 70.21% 166,962 214,321 1,423
43 Supreme ImportsBattery and lighting wholesaler Manchester Mar 11 70.17% 6,519 26,119 43
44 InterportPharmaceuticals wholesaler South London Mar 11 69.64% 37,409 70,564 58
45 MicroleaseElectronic equipment provider Northwest London Feb 12 68.75% *38,203 *62,842 243
46 Cath KidstonLifestyle retailer West London Apr 11 68.21% †15,895 †67,264 518
47 InstarmacConstruction materials manufacturer Staffordshire Sep 11 67.79% 2,103 30,579 135
48 Thunderhead.comCommunications software developer Northeast London Dec 11 67.73% *25,727 *35,733 188
49 proAVAudio-visual systems integrator Surrey Mar 11 67.34% 2,210 42,280 157
50 Searchlight ElectricLighting wholesaler Manchester Jun 11 67.08% 5,776 30,732 166
51 Engine GroupMarketing agency Central London Dec 11 66.37% *11,000 *83,200 700
52 OrangeboxOffice furniture manufacturer Cardiff Dec 11 64.73% 3,307 30,771 206
53 LigentiaSupply chain manager Leeds Dec 11 64.37% †9,294 †60,840 196
54 Corney & BarrowWine merchant Central London Apr 11 62.95% 15,339 68,442 372
55 Gressingham FoodsSpeciality meat producer Suffolk Dec 11 61.46% 6,147 90,898 417
56 Travel CounsellorsTravel agency Bolton Oct 11 61.28% 15,407 85,748 229
57 Joseph Heler CheeseCheesemonger Cheshire Sep 11 59.96% 5,200 60,095 143
58 Summit MedicalMedical products manufacturer Cheltenham Mar 11 59.59% 17,301 27,616 256
59 Key TravelTravel agency Central London Sep 11 59.27% 14,366 75,034 149
60 TDP TextilesLicensed clothing wholesaler Derbyshire Jan 12 59.23% *4,044 *25,613 104
61 HL Thorne & CoMetal merchant and processor West Midlands Mar 11 58.50% 18,396 45,286 17
62 KlariusAutomotive parts manufacturer Manchester Dec 10 58.44% 125,475 177,662 1,192
63 AppSenseSoftware developer Warrington Jul 11 57.84% 29,412 39,754 291
64 LA InternationalIT recruitment consultancy Stoke-on-Trent Jun 11 56.61% 21,437 117,004 94
65 BSW TimberTimber supplier Berwickshire Mar 11 56.59% 18,919 162,892 851
66 Pricecheck ToiletriesToiletries wholesaler Sheffield Apr 11 55.13% 7,615 30,336 42
67 Axis IntermodalTransport asset manager Oxfordshire Mar 11 55.12% 17,647 27,095 58
68 Bibby Line GroupConglomerate Liverpool Dec 11 54.86% 121,429 1,295,414 5,610
69 GH GrainGrain marketing and storage provider Kent Jun 11 54.81% 8,234 47,036 20
70 ExposureCommunications agency Central London Dec 10 54.72% 10,544 25,586 152
71 Nationwide ProduceProduce marketer Southport May 11 54.59% 17,828 74,259 63
72 Bandvulc GroupTruck tyre recycler Devon Mar 11 53.69% 3,171 51,662 350
73 Garrets InternationalMarine catering agent Romford Mar 11 52.90% 28,504 28,504 22
74 Hayley GroupEngineering products distributor West Midlands May 11 52.89% 6,028 78,287 494
75 Farr VintnersWine merchant Southwest London Oct 11 52.10% 77,290 131,631 22
76 Platinum Batteries (Europe)Industrial batteries distributor Manchester Apr 11 51.01% 2,068 33,900 130
77 Butcher’s Pet CarePet food manufacturer Northamptonshire Jul 11 50.60% 4,130 74,209 232
78 Liv-exFine wine exchange Southwest London Dec 11 49.14% 24,582 54,800 24
79 Meade-King Robinson & CoChemicals supplier Liverpool Mar 11 48.83% 6,319 46,760 31
80 Cambridge Manufacturing CoDiet products manufacturer Northamptonshire Mar 11 48.02% 9,484 31,426 160
81 Jasper’sLamb producer and supplier Cornwall Mar 11 47.92% 5,217 60,221 248
82 2M HoldingsChemicals distributor Cheshire Apr 11 46.69% 17,169 99,219 185
83 CF BoothMetal recycler Rotherham Mar 11 46.30% 145,280 236,934 320
84 Magal EngineeringAutomotive parts manufacturer Reading Jul 11 45.42% 26,990 41,040 422
85 SLREnvironmental consultancy Buckinghamshire Oct 11 45.04% *59,300 *83,300 857
86 LexonPharmaceuticals distributor Redditch Apr 11 44.77% 5,374 98,929 337
87 OptilanTelecoms systems integrator Coventry Dec 10 43.73% 21,440 28,894 187
88 Gravity MediaTV production equipment provider Watford Dec 10 43.03% 17,094 43,213 90
89 Newport PaperPaper recycler Shropshire Jun 11 42.64% 15,214 29,832 16
90 Senergy HoldingsEnergy consultancy Aberdeen May 11 42.57% *14,041 *102,000 570
91 Millers OilsOil supplier Brighouse Mar 11 41.99% 2,246 25,573 118
92 Really Useful ProductsStorage box supplier West Yorkshire May 11 41.57% 12,652 25,111 169
93 Waxman GroupSpecialist distributor West Yorkshire May 11 41.49% 11,105 32,326 90
94 AerotronAircraft component support Crawley Dec 11 41.35% *44,641 *61,159 42
95 The Imagination GroupDesign consultancy Central London Aug 11 40.99% 101,219 169,081 430
96 DurbinPharmaceuticals supplier Northwest London Nov 11 40.69% 37,837 65,468 96
97 Tom Martin & CompanyScrap metal merchant Preston Dec 11 40.57% †25,706 †49,801 62
98 Fine + Rare WinesFine wine broker Central London Dec 11 40.42% *40,805 *60,300 60
99 LK BennettWomen's fashion retailer Central London Jul 11 40.10% 12,258 81,710 580
100 Time ProductsWatch manufacturer and distributor Leicestershire Jan 11 40.01% 3,807 45,229 169
101 Bradford HideAnimal skin processor Bradford Mar 11 39.23% 39,295 41,092 80
102 Sun MarkConsumer products wholesaler West London Aug 11 39.19% 100,140 109,052 47
103 SolarcenturySolar technology developer Central London Mar 11 39.18% 24,403 50,316 124
104 Tropical Marine CentreMarine aquarium wholesaler Hemel Hempstead Mar 11 38.49% 5,468 57,956 211
105 Ski & SportSportswear wholesaler West Midlands Dec 10 38.47% 4,092 29,874 21
106 Imago GroupVideo communications distributor Berkshire Jul 11 38.37% 27,187 51,341 124
107 AllmakesLand Rover parts wholesaler Oxford Dec 11 38.17% *21,000 *33,000 143
108 Pentland GroupBrand manager and retailer Central London Dec 11 38.11% *471,300 *1,523,100 15,468
109 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 11 38.08% 322,500 501,411 1,673
110 ExcelianIT consultancy Central London Dec 10 37.87% 14,568 25,234 114
111 Original AdditionsBeauty products supplier West London Apr 11 37.60% 4,241 29,493 66
112 P&B FoodsFood wholesaler Bradford Mar 11 37.26% 2,362 34,624 89
113 Aesica PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticals manufacturer Newcastle Dec 11 37.19% *151,700 *154,700 1,300
114 PendennisSuperyacht builder Falmouth Dec 10 37.11% 24,667 26,188 350
115 Plexus CottonCotton merchant Liverpool Dec 11 37.07% 318,772 318,772 1,413
116 The APM GroupCertification scheme administrator High Wycombe Mar 11 36.38% 9,088 27,374 108
117 AntlerLuggage retailer and manufacturer Lancashire Dec 11 36.37% *11,812 *42,348 475
118 ByBoxDelivery systems operator Oxfordshire Dec 10 36.11% 4,790 36,903 270
119 SolventisSolvent distributor Guildford Dec 11 35.04% 63,669 80,300 12
120 Leo GroupRecycler Halifax Apr 11 34.98% 9,813 57,091 394
121 KilfrostDe-icing fluid manufacturer Newcastle Sep 11 34.84% 40,231 54,930 87
122 Online GroupInternational logistics provider Dagenham Jan 11 34.81% 5,394 25,641 205
123 Bordeaux IndexFine wine merchant Central London Dec 11 34.04% 60,542 98,098 47
124 Kiveton Park SteelSteel products manufacturer South Yorkshire Jun 11 33.30% 21,500 32,119 155
125 GoldcrestFilm and TV producer Central London Dec 10 33.26% 3,429 44,137 78
126 Salts HealthcareMedical products manufacturer Birmingham Dec 10 33.24% 9,961 48,293 392
127 HaygrovePoly-tunnel supplier Ledbury Dec 10 32.87% 13,788 35,473 1,112
128 Airline ServicesAirline services provider Manchester Oct 11 32.82% 22,337 48,558 608
129 CognitaSchools operator Milton Keynes Aug 11 32.41% 62,223 171,677 3,553
130 BodenClothing retailer Northwest London Dec 10 32.15% 108,100 232,206 847
131 SEKO LogisticsLogistics services provider Slough Jun 11 32.14% 7,483 29,764 68
132 P&B Metal ComponentsMetal components manufacturer Whitstable May 11 32.09% 23,474 29,003 214
133 Pret A MangerSandwich shop operator Central London Dec 11 31.88% 60,408 377,334 6,151
134 The Nuttall GroupDisplay cabinet manufacturer Leicestershire May 11 31.42% 3,204 48,239 450
135 Rayburn TradingToiletries wholesaler Manchester Aug 11 31.37% 39,656 81,556 170
136 ID Business SolutionsSoftware developer Guildford Dec 10 30.99% 26,905 30,175 240
137 SkrillOnline payment provider Central London Dec 11 30.36% *55,986 *71,509 451
138 Recycling UKRecycled materials trader Cheshire Jun 11 30.27% 6,355 27,232 12
139 Nexus IndustriesElectrical products manufacturer Telford Dec 11 29.96% 8,010 52,438 616
140 Bonbon BuddiesConfectionery wholesaler South Wales Apr 11 29.77% 19,242 36,857 142
141 Steetley DolomiteSteel industry products maker Derbyshire Dec 11 29.59% 15,994 32,907 120
142 Hyperion Insurance GroupInsurance broker and underwriter Central London Sep 11 29.56% 71,377 87,311 677
143 Interactive IdeasSoftware distributor North London Apr 11 29.56% 9,263 31,390 51
144 EndavaIT services provider Central London Jun 11 29.51% 3,639 29,202 584
145 Charles Tyrwhitt ShirtsClothing retailer Central London Jul 11 29.44% 35,746 78,629 400
146 Direct WinesWine merchant Reading Jul 11 29.20% 93,208 343,904 921
147 Salford Van HireVehicle hirer Manchester Dec 10 28.99% 11,288 56,638 191
148 WestcoastElectronic products distributor Reading Dec 11 28.75% 125,433 942,413 755
149 MuntonsMalt manufacturer Suffolk Oct 11 28.73% 38,253 75,375 257
150 MTL GroupContract manufacturer Rotherham Mar 11 28.68% 3,962 50,329 267
151 Argus MediaEnergy information provider Central London Jun 11 28.51% 45,869 53,994 351
152 JW GallowayBeef and lamb processor Stirling Feb 11 28.38% 45,880 213,913 723
153 CovpressAutomotive parts manufacturer Coventry Dec 11 28.24% 8,845 64,008 444
154 EuromonitorMarket research agency Central London Mar 11 28.21% 50,348 56,318 568
155 ICS GroupCooling equipment supplier Southampton Dec 10 28.20% 8,764 32,104 205
156 RaynerOptician and intraocular lens maker Buckinghamshire Dec 10 28.04% 14,990 48,866 859
157 The Remet CompanyMetal merchant East London Jun 11 28.00% 132,285 182,066 80
158 Thomsons Online BenefitsEmployee benefits software developer Central London Dec 11 27.87% 2,025 27,396 279
159 JacTravelTravel services provider West London Oct 11 27.82% 81,116 103,511 158
160 BenoyArchitect and designer Nottinghamshire Dec 11 27.74% *34,000 *36,600 465
161 Woodland GroupInternational logistics provider Essex Dec 11 27.44% *70,000 *88,006 500
162 FDM GroupIT services provider Brighton Dec 11 27.03% 24,500 97,266 996
163 CPL IndustriesSolid fuels supplier Chesterfield Mar 11 26.93% 11,600 137,400 536
164 TRAC InternationalEngineering services provider Aberdeen Mar 11 26.87% 6,700 31,714 242
165 HL PlasticsPlastic goods manufacturer Ripley Dec 11 26.67% 2,205 31,831 280
166 Practical Law CompanyLegal services provider Central London Apr 11 26.41% 10,414 53,027 480
167 Allam MarineGenerator/football club Hull Dec 11 26.39% 165,131 215,054 252
168 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 11 26.32% *593,400 *1,500,000 30,000
169 Chapman FreebornAir charter broker Gatwick Dec 10 26.26% 333,241 462,080 365
170 Cornelius GroupChemicals distributor Hertfordshire Jan 12 26.21% *8,458 *28,850 102
171 Lil-Lets GroupFeminine hygiene products supplier Birmingham Dec 10 26.10% 23,238 38,621 53
172 A-Gas InternationalChemicals and gases distributor Bristol Dec 11 26.09% *40,455 *65,328 138
173 Bollin GroupConsumer products distributor Macclesfield Jun 11 25.64% 10,766 55,578 325
174 Air Charter ServiceAircraft charter broker Kingston Upon Thames Jan 12 25.31% 201,036 272,707 225
175 The MillVisual effects studio Central London Dec 11 24.82% *39,031 *85,810 550
176 JBS IndustriesBuilding products manufacturer West Bromwich Feb 11 24.53% 2,107 26,643 364
177 Direct FerriesFerry ticketing website Central London Dec 11 24.39% *27,218 *43,390 47
178 Cornthwaite AgriculturalFarm equipment retailer Lancashire Feb 11 24.16% 5,700 41,322 56
179 EakinMedical device manufacturer County Down Mar 11 24.13% 20,666 45,975 220
180 RamsdenFood wholesaler Grimsby Jan 11 24.05% 41,526 94,942 267
181 Cromwell GroupIndustrial equipment supplier Leicester Aug 11 23.90% 28,206 223,812 1,735
182 WA ConsultantsRecruitment consultancy Exeter Dec 11 23.88% 8,687 30,793 30
183 A1 PharmaceuticalsPharmaceutical product distributor Essex Apr 12 23.72% 9,087 48,432 33
184 Zaha HadidArchitect Central London Apr 11 23.51% 37,425 43,053 357
185 HigginsPotato marketing Doncaster Jun 11 23.46% 12,547 44,194 107
186 HammerIT storage distributor Basingstoke Jan 11 23.44% 27,698 90,832 124
187 Morris LubricantsLubricants manufacturer Shrewsbury Jul 11 23.26% 5,196 47,575 143
188 SRG ApparelMenswear fashion retailer Manchester Mar 11 23.23% 18,174 42,659 66
189 Sauflon PharmaceuticalsContact lens maker Southwest London Oct 11 23.16% *41,587 *68,245 713
190 RegattaOutdoor clothing distributor Manchester Jan 11 22.75% 37,271 108,454 456
191 SeamarkFrozen seafood wholesaler Manchester Dec 11 22.39% *48,885 *67,663 186
192 WorldmarkElectronic component manufacturer Lanarkshire Dec 11 22.28% 99,602 104,487 1,906
193 Beardow AdamsAdhesive supplier Milton Keynes Dec 11 22.27% 45,785 58,311 125
194 Charles WellsBrewer Bedford Oct 11 22.10% †10,857 †184,872 442
195 Selective MarketplaceMail order agency Loughborough Dec 10 21.90% 12,157 30,270 143
196 Acorn StairliftsStairlift manufacturer West Yorkshire Sep 11 21.71% *45,500 *88,800 822
197 BM PolycoSpecialist glove manufacturer North London Mar 11 21.40% 6,281 45,108 123
198 Virgin ActiveHealth club operator Central London Dec 11 21.33% *286,500 *536,200 11,090
199 George AbrahamsMeat wholesaler Central London Jun 11 21.21% †12,042 †53,775 99
200 ghdHair products supplier Central London Dec 10 21.21% 85,864 147,471 644

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