SME Export Track 100

The Sunday Times Lloyds Bank SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each February.

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SME Export Track 100 Entry Criteria

Total sales less than £25m

The closing date for nominations is 3 January 2017, with publication on 26 February 2017.

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries
  • International sales of at least £150,000 in the base year (2013, 2014 or 2015)
  • International sales of at least 20% of total sales in the latest year (2015, 2016 or 2017)
  • Total sales of between £5m and £25m in the latest year (2015, 2016 or 2017)
  • Year-on-year international sales growth in the latest year from 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016, or 2016 to 2017
  • Trading weeks in the base and latest years have to exceed 25
  • Recruitment firms, payroll services providers and media agencies are required to have gross profits of at least £5m. Sales for recruitment and payroll firms are the total amount invoiced to clients; media agencies’ sales are net of advertising spend on behalf of clients
  • Excluded companies include LLPs, pure property and financial trading companies
  • We reserve the right to change the qualification criteria set out above and to make exceptions. This is not a competition; the compiler’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
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Types of SME Export Track 100 company

TOTAL SALES

£5m-£25m

INTERNATIONAL SALES

£1m-£20m

AVERAGE 2 YEAR INT'L SALES GROWTH

30%-360% pa

STAFF

10-400

Alumni success stories

Sold in August 2015 to US vitamin retailer NBTY, for £55m, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group
Sold by Living Bridge in August 2015 to Japanese sportswear brand Descente for an undisclosed sum
Raised $16m in June 2015 from Draper Esprit to fund international expansion in US and Asia Pacific