SME Export Track 100

The Sunday Times Lloyds 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

The closing date for nominations is 5 January 2018, with publication in February 2018.

Total sales less than £25m

  • UK registered, unquoted, and not subsidiaries
  • International sales of at least £150,000 in the base year (2014 or 2015)
  • International sales of at least 20% of total sales in the latest year (2016 or 2017)
  • Total sales of between £5m and £25m in the latest year (2016 or 2017)
  • Year-on-year international sales growth in the latest year from 2015 to 2016, or 2016 to 2017
  • Operating profit must be positive in the latest year (2016 or 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
RT @kiddyliciousuk: We are delighted to be ranked no.13 in the Sunday Times SME Export Fast Track @LloydsBankBiz @ST_SMEexport #SMEexport10…
RT @HighQ: HighQ 19th in league table of UK’s top 100 SMEs in Lloyds #SMEexport100 http://fLUIxpoWS4 @ST_SMEexport @ST_Business @Lloy…
RT @PetbrandsUK: Proud to announce our place at no. 28 in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 @LloydsBankBiz @ST_SMEexport #SMEex…
Thank you @DHLExpressUK for supporting #SMEexport100 and recognising the UK’s SME export stars
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RT @searchlabs: We’ve had some more exciting news! We’ve placed 16th in this year’s @ST_SMEexport @LloydsBankBiz #SMEexport100 list! https:…
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RT @dhlexpressuk: Congratulations to @XceedGroup great to see your business rank on the SME Export Track 100 league table! #SMEexport100
RT @Appointment_Grp: TAG ranks # 62 at the @ST_SMEexport ! @ST_Business @LloydsBankBiz #SMEexport100 More: http://AlxQXrsHXx https:/…

Types of company


£5m - £25m


£1m - £20m


30% - 280% pa


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