Rank Company Location Year end 2-yr av intl sales growth pa Intl sales £000s Total sales £000s Staff
1 Mark GroupEnergy efficiency specialist Leicester Mar 12 513.39% 27,181 190,941 1,639
2 TBGSocial media agency Central London Dec 12 443.87% *45,730 *68,269 140
3 PGIBusiness security provider Central London Dec 11 404.52% 39,093 49,278 36
4 Paragon ElectronicsContract electronics manufacturer Bedfordshire Sep 12 288.68% 10,272 30,248 331
5 Spencer OgdenRecruitment consultancy West London Dec 12 237.10% *17,500 *32,445 220
6 Writtle HoldingsMedia investment company Central London Dec 12 225.68% 15,107 88,865 837
7 Barrett SteelSteel stockholder Bradford Sep 12 197.79% 27,277 261,251 970
8 FreshlincHaulier Lincolnshire Jan 12 187.63% 10,666 43,592 267
9 EssenceDigital marketing agency Central London Mar 12 184.11% 89,060 119,114 157
10 Senergy HoldingsEnergy consultancy Aberdeen May 12 180.74% *54,956 *128,000 675
11 BoodlesJewellery designer Liverpool Feb 12 177.26% 13,747 48,149 91
12 Oliver TwinsafeValve manufacturer Cheshire Sep 12 166.89% 18,498 25,320 52
13 Global PersonalsOnline dating service provider Windsor Aug 12 159.21% 5,520 30,669 110
14 CTC AviationAirline pilot trainer Southampton Jun 12 156.18% 4,082 27,942 344
15 Technicon DesignCar-design recruitment agency Luton Dec 11 155.65% 28,235 29,478 235
16 American GolfGolf equipment retailer Warrington Jan 12 142.55% 8,133 108,166 756
17 InterportPharmaceuticals wholesaler South London Mar 12 134.14% 75,384 103,728 89
18 CardinalShop fitter West Yorkshire Dec 11 133.12% 8,985 32,283 150
19 SkyscannerTravel search engine Edinburgh Dec 12 129.65% 21,164 33,479 158
20 musicMagpie.co.ukOnline entertainment trader Cheshire May 12 125.70% 17,941 63,757 850
21 HotterFootwear manufacturer and retailer Lancashire Jan 12 124.72% 4,151 68,970 588
22 Matrix PolymersPlastic powder producer Northampton Dec 11 119.08% 47,459 60,582 132
23 MidwichAudio-visual equipment supplier Norfolk Dec 12 115.88% *25,944 *210,899 364
24 Dawnus ConstructionCivil engineering contractor Swansea Dec 12 115.16% 83,655 177,989 1,587
25 Engine GroupMarketing agency Central London Dec 12 106.79% *22,421 *91,119 910
26 Freeworld TradingDried fruit and nut wholesaler Edinburgh Jun 12 106.37% 23,290 71,578 19
27 PracticusManagement consultancy Henley Dec 12 106.26% 6,688 36,733 69
28 CanburgLuxury furniture manufacturer Wiltshire Dec 12 105.64% *†12,540 *†32,488 254
29 akaEntertainment marketing agency Central London Dec 12 103.99% 21,215 49,005 194
30 MTL GroupContract manufacturer Rotherham Mar 12 102.47% 7,334 49,040 344
31 Bellville Rodair InternationalFreight forwarder Central London Dec 12 101.43% 53,732 59,646 143
32 Berwin & BerwinClothing manufacturer and distributor Leeds Dec 11 101.22% 15,167 50,564 650
33 Tandom Metallurgical GroupMetal processor Cheshire Aug 12 100.64% 11,240 44,037 54
34 Inspired Gaming GroupGaming technology provider Central London Sep 12 100.00% †25,293 †116,975 1,312
35 ApricotFashion retailer Central London Feb 13 99.28% *3,600 *25,000 130
36 Square 1 ProductsComputer hardware distributor Cheshire Jun 12 99.24% 10,041 26,793 30
37 MacDonald HumfreyTechnology systems integrator Luton Dec 11 97.95% 3,665 32,947 197
38 Special Piping MaterialsPipes and fittings supplier Manchester Dec 12 89.97% *24,131 *36,097 46
39 ErbenPackaging manufacturer Ipswich Dec 11 89.42% 4,410 26,080 33
40 Elbrook Cash and CarryCash and carry wholesaler South London Jul 12 88.62% 13,760 129,217 66
41 Frequency TelecomMobile accessory distributor Southwest London Mar 12 88.50% 17,806 27,279 44
42 Meade-King Robinson & CoChemicals supplier Liverpool Mar 12 88.03% 8,993 59,901 32
43 AvalonEntertainment producer and manager West London Jun 12 85.02% *18,252 *68,701 100
44 WiggleOnline sports goods retailer Portsmouth Feb 12 84.10% 71,517 118,617 211
45 FormaplexTooling manufacturer and moulder Hampshire Jun 12 83.97% 7,348 26,716 124
46 LigentiaSupply chain manager Leeds Dec 12 82.88% *10,200 *59,573 288
47 Hunter BootWellington boot retailer Edinburgh Dec 11 82.59% 41,667 77,959 73
48 Samuel TaylorPrecision components manufacturer Worcestershire May 12 81.17% 21,583 25,362 77
49 Britannia SuperfineConfectionery manufacturer East Sussex Dec 11 80.44% 6,237 26,568 106
50 Abbey Forged ProductsSteel products forger Sheffield Oct 12 79.52% *9,233 *41,246 175
51 Amor GroupBusiness technology provider Glasgow Dec 12 79.11% 7,700 59,227 495
52 Ward RecyclingMetal and waste recycler Derbyshire Mar 12 78.25% 37,986 104,114 168
53 Stage ElectricsStage equipment supplier Bristol Jan 12 77.70% 2,311 29,912 239
54 Joseph JosephHousehold goods manufacturer Central London May 12 77.11% 23,128 31,323 52
55 Leisure Pass GroupTourism smartcard developer Central London Dec 12 76.80% 11,937 35,841 13
56 JMLHousehold goods supplier North London Dec 12 76.59% 24,301 85,156 270
57 The Nuttall GroupDisplay cabinet manufacturer Leicestershire May 12 76.10% 3,653 61,793 489
58 TristarChauffeur services provider West London May 12 76.04% 6,542 42,269 617
59 TreadsettersTyre wholesaler and manufacturer Telford Mar 12 73.67% 31,357 71,213 33
60 Dale Power SolutionsPower service provider Scarborough Dec 11 73.26% 11,597 30,778 205
61 Brand AdditionBranded merchandise supplier Manchester Dec 11 73.04% 25,113 50,624 145
62 Longfield ChemicalsPlastics distributor Cheshire Oct 12 72.22% 11,714 72,206 18
63 Dron & DicksonElectrical equipment supplier Stirling May 12 71.32% 2,003 36,589 140
64 Global MedicsMedical recruitment consultancy West London Mar 12 71.31% 28,146 40,069 97
65 prosource.itIT services provider Aberdeen Jun 12 69.44% 11,259 30,389 273
66 Zenith InternationalFreight forwarder Bradford Mar 12 68.15% 4,995 26,428 18
67 The Change OrganisationComputer distributor Kent Mar 12 67.76% 2,743 29,574 46
68 VohkusComputer hardware reseller Hampshire May 12 66.04% 2,346 36,798 83
69 The Licensing CompanyBrand licensing agency West London Mar 12 65.20% 29,511 37,534 70
70 Uneek ClothingClothing distributor Northwest London Mar 12 64.93% 1,873 30,009 75
71 The Fielding GroupClothing manufacturer Dunstable Mar 12 64.30% 8,789 83,522 4,953
72 AJ PowerDiesel generator manufacturer Northern Ireland Jun 12 64.22% 26,486 32,051 74
73 The Dreyfuss GroupWrist watch manufacturer Central London Dec 12 63.02% *5,425 *25,850 96
74 GT GroupPrecision engineer County Durham Oct 11 61.92% 14,773 26,033 245
75 Oliver ValvesValve manufacturer Cheshire Sep 12 61.56% 24,033 29,731 142
76 Swan Mill HoldingsPaper tableware manufacturer Southeast London Mar 12 61.50% 4,452 43,205 222
77 DeltaformPlastic packaging manufacturer Somerset Apr 12 61.23% 1,749 28,419 223
78 StaffgroupRecruitment consultancy Central London Dec 12 60.35% 26,320 34,230 73
79 KelwayIT services provider Central London Mar 12 59.64% 49,053 350,710 742
80 MorelliPaint wholesaler North London May 12 59.55% 3,258 35,005 208
81 Summit MedicalMedical products manufacturer Cheltenham Mar 12 58.83% 17,782 27,451 260
82 Axis IntermodalTransport asset manager Oxfordshire Mar 12 58.09% 21,253 32,559 57
83 FircroftTechnical Recruitment Specialist Warrington Aug 12 57.92% 268,682 725,402 404
84 Brand SlamBrand management agency Central London Dec 11 56.16% 66,211 95,630 158
85 VPS HoldingsVacant property security specialist North London Mar 12 56.03% 120,172 167,307 1,624
86 Ardour WorldMetal trader Northwest London Mar 12 55.78% 64,989 64,989 10
87 AppSenseSoftware developer Warrington Jun 12 55.24% 43,935 56,170 385
88 The Burden GroupMeat wholesaler Central London Jan 13 54.69% *6,604 *115,427 115
89 MicroleaseElectronic equipment provider Northwest London Feb 13 53.52% *62,700 *80,300 242
90 PetroplanRecruitment consultancy Guildford Dec 12 53.51% *84,511 *130,018 95
91 Severn GloconIndustrial valve manufacturer Gloucester Dec 12 53.12% *58,081 *81,598 800
92 Broadway MalyanArchitect and urban designer Southwest London Apr 12 52.45% 33,318 47,869 569
93 Gravity MediaTV production equipment provider Watford Dec 11 52.06% 22,850 53,513 109
94 Corney & BarrowWine merchant Central London Apr 12 51.42% 16,716 72,644 406
95 ACC AviationAviation services provider Reigate Dec 12 51.40% *40,475 *50,935 25
96 Searchlight ElectricLighting wholesaler Manchester Jun 12 50.12% 7,921 29,696 159
97 P&B FoodsFood wholesaler Bradford Mar 12 49.54% 3,304 38,326 97
98 John Brown Media GroupContract magazine publisher Central London Mar 12 49.54% 7,415 39,340 237
99 Tyrrells Potato CrispsCrisps and snacks producer Herefordshire Mar 12 49.03% 5,037 29,807 213
100 ACE WinchesWinch manufacturer Aberdeenshire Oct 12 48.88% 23,053 31,129 253
101 Crabtree of GatesheadMetal printing machinery manufacturer Gateshead Mar 12 48.34% 30,447 30,976 249
102 NiftyliftLift manufacturer Milton Keynes Dec 11 47.93% 30,622 40,829 190
103 William Lamb FootwearFootwear designer and distributor Wakefield Dec 11 47.78% 2,090 39,021 95
104 NES Global TalentEngineering recruitment consultancy Altrincham Oct 12 47.48% *364,206 *492,422 439
105 WRG GroupEvents agency Salford Oct 12 47.09% 22,135 66,765 136
106 JVM CastingsCastings manufacturer Staffordshire Mar 12 47.00% 10,044 51,150 414
107 bet365Online bookmaker Stoke-on-Trent Mar 13 46.41% †691,306 †974,689 2,564
108 Hunt & PalmerAir charter broker West Sussex Dec 11 45.16% 28,176 39,239 62
109 151 ProductsHousehold goods manufacturer Manchester Dec 11 45.02% 2,273 28,951 80
110 Kitchen CraftKitchenware distributor Birmingham May 12 43.80% 7,965 38,566 126
111 ArrowedgePharmaceuticals wholesaler Poole Apr 12 43.68% 31,444 45,674 48
112 Thomsons Online BenefitsEmployee benefits software developer Central London Dec 12 43.37% 2,645 32,687 271
113 HL Thorne & CoMetal merchant and processor West Midlands Mar 12 42.98% 21,145 47,926 20
114 LA InternationalIT recruitment consultancy Stoke-on-Trent Jun 12 42.82% 25,973 140,674 92
115 R H Smith & SonsFancy dress maker and distributor Lincolnshire Dec 11 41.96% 13,799 43,928 232
116 Aesica PharmaceuticalsPharmaceuticals manufacturer Newcastle Dec 12 41.87% *158,000 *163,000 1,200
117 Focusrite Audio EngineeringRecording equipment developer High Wycombe Aug 12 41.25% 19,534 25,270 85
118 Bifold GroupMechanical engineer Manchester Sep 12 40.95% †25,178 †34,537 241
119 A-Gas InternationalChemicals and gases distributor Bristol Dec 12 40.87% *65,339 *87,796 254
120 Tonkin TradingCommodities wholesaler Central London Mar 12 40.28% 23,736 29,668 7
121 Rocco Forte HotelsLuxury hotel owner and manager Central London Apr 12 40.19% 130,727 181,918 2,255
122 Forward Internet GroupMedia developer and investor Central London Dec 11 39.90% 88,763 139,293 218
123 Berwin GroupRubber and PVC manufacturer Manchester Jul 12 39.64% 11,178 68,244 248
124 MarkitFinancial information services City of London Dec 11 39.56% 251,126 475,540 3,000
125 York MailingCommercial printer York May 12 39.15% 8,462 62,890 385
126 First LineAutomotive parts supplier Banbury Dec 11 39.15% 4,205 29,594 124
127 Millers OilsOil supplier Brighouse Mar 12 38.79% 2,425 26,699 117
128 BSW TimberTimber supplier Berwickshire Mar 12 38.67% 20,863 180,443 909
129 Helical TechnologyTurbocharger valve manufacturer Lancashire Dec 11 38.64% 30,174 31,652 213
130 Grey MatterBusiness software reseller Devon Jun 12 37.96% 2,353 26,863 63
131 SERT-MSTToiletries wholesaler Derbyshire Mar 12 37.90% 18,601 120,111 123
132 SMDSubsea engineering specialist Newcastle Dec 12 37.82% *77,813 *128,766 495
133 Albon EngineeringAutomotive component maker Essex Dec 11 37.82% 43,469 72,354 505
134 GCS Recruitment SpecialistsIT recruitment consultancy Reading Apr 12 37.66% 2,443 31,493 72
135 Butcher’s Pet CarePet food manufacturer Northamptonshire Jul 12 37.62% 5,180 78,230 259
136 James Durrans GroupCarbon product manufacturer Sheffield Dec 11 37.51% 31,050 68,797 178
137 Lawton TubesCopper tube supplier Coventry Sep 12 37.29% 7,258 97,718 65
138 Ionix SystemsWiring systems manufacturer Lancashire Mar 12 37.11% 1,842 27,595 573
139 Nexus IndustriesElectrical products manufacturer Telford Dec 12 36.97% *10,427 *64,167 987
140 ?What If!Business innovation consultancy Central London Dec 12 36.83% *18,647 *32,616 212
141 Jasper’sLamb producer and supplier Cornwall Mar 12 36.81% 7,548 67,210 260
142 SertecAutomotive engineer Birmingham Mar 12 36.76% 4,504 85,578 564
143 European Oat MillersOat miller Bedfordshire Jul 12 36.34% 6,574 40,834 104
144 Melrob GroupChemicals distributor West Sussex Sep 12 36.25% 26,695 46,667 53
145 Charles Tyrwhitt ShirtsClothing retailer Central London Jul 12 35.90% 47,485 98,361 480
146 Argus MediaEnergy information provider Central London Jun 12 35.78% 62,335 71,973 410
147 Reece GroupDefence equipment manufacturer Newcastle Dec 11 35.77% 205,868 211,695 268
148 RalawiseClothing wholesaler Flintshire Dec 11 35.64% 4,127 55,004 216
149 All Metal ServicesAerospace parts manufacturer West London Dec 12 35.59% *63,701 *153,877 306
150 CF BoothMetal recycler Rotherham Mar 12 35.19% 148,673 273,282 346
151 Cambridge Manufacturing CoDiet products manufacturer Northamptonshire Mar 12 34.62% 11,367 33,227 176
152 CognitaSchools operator Milton Keynes Aug 12 34.26% 82,727 197,429 3,790
153 Tangent InternationalRecruitment consultancy Essex Mar 12 34.15% 34,635 37,638 54
154 Cromwell GroupIndustrial equipment supplier Leicester Aug 12 34.05% 42,182 259,109 1,828
155 Time ProductsWatch manufacturer and distributor Leicestershire Jan 12 34.00% 4,473 53,911 183
156 InstarmacConstruction materials manufacturer Staffordshire Sep 12 33.55% 2,184 33,291 141
157 Supreme ImportsBattery and lighting wholesaler Manchester Mar 13 33.40% *11,600 *34,202 66
158 VolacDairy nutrition supplier Hertfordshire Feb 12 33.39% 64,674 120,803 241
159 Pickstock AshbyAbattoir operator Derbyshire Mar 12 33.37% 44,503 62,276 60
160 Travel CounsellorsTravel agency Bolton Oct 12 33.31% 17,071 96,138 234
161 Taylor Engineering & PlasticsPlastics engineer Rochdale Sep 12 32.53% 5,832 25,376 205
162 Sun MarkConsumer products wholesaler West London Aug 12 32.31% 128,603 142,340 55
163 The MillVisual effects studio Central London Dec 12 32.17% *62,580 *94,835 582
164 Multipanel UKAluminium composite manufacturer Exeter Mar 12 32.17% 21,124 26,472 22
165 BM PolycoSpecialist glove manufacturer North London Mar 12 31.94% 7,423 53,115 132
166 Hyperion Insurance GroupInsurance broker and underwriter Central London Sep 12 31.92% 89,523 108,919 1,229
167 Ferguson GroupOil and gas services provider Aberdeen Dec 12 31.89% *47,700 *61,800 170
168 TRAC InternationalEngineering services provider Aberdeen Mar 12 31.69% 9,491 35,207 286
169 City Refrigeration HoldingsFacilities maintenance provider Glasgow Dec 12 31.05% 78,958 397,037 12,075
170 Original AdditionsBeauty products supplier West London Mar 13 30.84% *7,259 *34,742 73
171 PX CablesElectrical cable supplier Cambridgeshire Dec 12 30.63% 3,750 58,504 54
172 DoubledayFarm equipment retailer Lincolnshire Apr 12 30.41% 8,737 30,439 51
173 The APM GroupCertification scheme administrator High Wycombe Mar 12 30.37% 10,646 30,718 131
174 Hi-Tech Steel ServicesSteel processor Merseyside Dec 12 29.77% 4,810 37,424 75
175 Content MediaMedia services provider Central London Mar 12 29.75% 28,594 30,461 46
176 SpecsaversOptical and hearing aid retailer Guernsey Feb 12 29.63% *798,000 *1,779,000 30,000
177 Cath KidstonLifestyle retailer West London Apr 12 29.53% 17,447 88,994 680
178 Tangerine ConfectioneryConfectionery manufacturer Blackpool Dec 11 28.88% 13,530 156,600 1,282
179 RegattaOutdoor clothing distributor Manchester Jan 12 28.75% 46,239 119,906 534
180 Pricecheck ToiletriesToiletries wholesaler Sheffield Apr 12 28.67% 8,808 34,533 50
181 Salts HealthcareMedical products manufacturer Birmingham Dec 11 28.38% 11,976 52,547 416
182 Turner & TownsendConstruction consultancy Leeds Apr 12 28.24% 130,804 244,347 2,484
183 St Neots Packaging GroupPackaging manufacturer Cambridgeshire Jun 12 27.89% 1,755 32,166 167
184 Boss Design GroupOffice furniture manufacturer Dudley Mar 12 26.13% 7,564 29,117 236
185 SelwoodPump manufacturer Hampshire Dec 12 26.06% 7,663 55,477 420
186 David Morris InternationalLuxury jeweller Central London Jan 12 26.02% 32,047 41,877 37
187 Bollin GroupConsumer products distributor Macclesfield Jun 12 26.01% 13,646 54,192 316
188 Lymington Precision EngineersPrecision components manufacturer Lymington Mar 13 25.84% *7,987 *54,728 203
189 Naylor IndustriesConstruction products maker Barnsley Feb 13 25.71% *2,440 *34,945 230
190 Airline ServicesAirline services provider Manchester Oct 12 25.58% *28,360 *54,560 650
191 JacTravelTravel services provider West London Oct 12 25.09% *101,361 *122,807 184
192 Bandvulc GroupTruck tyre recycler Devon Mar 12 25.01% 3,371 54,136 320
193 Special Steel GroupSteel processor Sheffield May 12 25.00% 22,470 49,725 252
194 OrangeboxOffice furniture manufacturer Cardiff Dec 12 24.96% 4,176 31,654 220
195 TTGTelecoms services provider Derby Apr 12 24.90% 24,600 49,300 327
196 CititecRecruitment agency Central London Dec 11 24.85% 8,742 60,916 83
197 Grainger and WorrallCastings manufacturer Shropshire May 12 24.79% 12,552 30,170 313
198 Merlin EntertainmentsVisitor attraction operator Poole Dec 12 24.53% *649,000 *1,074,000 14,836
199 William Cook Cast ProductsMetal engineer Sheffield Mar 12 24.50% 29,862 72,855 701
200 Dr MartensShoe manufacturer and retailer Northamptonshire Mar 12 24.25% 100,500 126,045 374

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