Rank Company Location Year end 2-year av intl sales growth pa % International sales £000s Total sales £000s Staff Comment
1 Cobalt Light SystemsOptical instrument manufacturer Oxfordshire Jun 14 328.42 8,063 11,630 40 Recently set up its first international outpost in Washington DC to support growth in the Americas
2 Acro Aircraft SeatingAircraft seat manufacturer Crawley Jun 14 299.99 14,399 16,222 65 Plans to expand into Asia as the number of budget airlines operating in the region grows
3 Miura SystemsPayment hardware provider High Wycombe Dec 14 251.33 14,019 19,939 30 Has recently won its first orders in the US and Japan
4 Delamere DairyDairy Cheshire Dec 14 213.63 *5,028 *24,946 22 One of the first businesses to gain permission to export liquid goats' milk into China
5 ROVOPSubsea vehicle specialist Aberdeenshire Sep 14 193.47 12,796 15,396 130 Raised £10m from Business Growth Fund in April to expand its vehicle fleet
6 PJA DistributionMobile phone accessories distributor Stockton-On-Tees May 14 193.17 4,729 7,000 55 Has grown international sales through online selling forums
7 ModusSubsea construction services Darlington Mar 14 192.06 6,807 8,135 54 Works for clients in the offshore wind sector as well as oil & gas multinationals
8 ShinerSports goods distributor Bristol Apr 14 165.72 3,775 13,024 52 Sold 125,000 pairs of "Heelys" shoes in Spain last year
9 Mood InternationalManagement software developer York Dec 13 159.73 2,606 8,662 83 Provides software to international companies, including Hewlett Packard
10 KGD ProcessOil equipment engineer Hereford Dec 13 148.92 8,361 11,133 100 Builds parts for production rigs and oil and gas drilling vessels around the world
11 AmaraHome furniture online retailer Essex Dec 14 128.84 *1,999 *5,360 45 Sells internationally luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren
12 Safeguard World InternationalPayroll services provider Cheshire Dec 13 114.15 7,486 16,924 204 Is opening offices in Brazil and Eastern Europe this year
13 Rattling StickTV commercials producer Central London Mar 14 108.60 7,333 20,332 18 Directed the title sequences for 6 of the last 7 James Bond films, including Skyfall and Golden Eye
14 Tangle TeezerHair products supplier South London Mar 14 108.26 10,286 14,413 15 Its hairbrushes feature in beauty magazines globally, including OK! China and Australian Vogue
15 Parallel ConsultingIT recruitment consultancy Central London Dec 13 99.02 5,486 19,605 61 Plans to open an office in Sydney at the start of 2016
16 Mind GymCorporate learning provider West London Mar 14 86.53 9,301 16,465 123 Has offices in New York, Singapore and Dubai and works in 60 countries
17 Click NetherfieldDisplay case manufacturer Edinburgh Jul 14 84.33 6,103 9,155 101 Dinosaur bones and antiquities are displayed in this firm's museum cases
18 inov-8Specialist shoe retailer County Durham Dec 13 84.29 9,087 17,373 59 The US accounts for 45% of inov-8's sales of running shoes and apparel
19 AvionicareAircraft maintenance services Southend-on-Sea Mar 14 83.86 7,347 10,370 47 Has worked with airforces and navies in Europe, Asia and North Africa
20 Cloverbrook FabricsFabric manufacturer Burnley Mar 14 82.34 8,234 8,838 330 Partners with manufacturers in Sri Lanka, Egypt and South Korea
21 TranslateMediaTranslation services provider Central London Mar 14 82.18 3,853 8,812 93 Has offices in New York, Paris, Munich and Hong Kong
22 Pet BrandsPet accessory retailer Wakefield Jan 15 82.01 *2,513 *7,220 29 Sells pet products - from dog shampoo to bird feeders - in 54 countries
23 Monica VinaderJewellery designer Norfolk Jul 14 81.04 3,334 13,988 90 Counts Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway amongst its international celebrity fans
24 IS GroupGift items wholesaler Peterborough Jun 14 78.83 3,674 15,886 80 Supplies teddy bears and other giftware to 70 countries
25 Sovrin PlasticsPlastic mouldings specialist Slough Dec 13 78.69 2,083 9,597 118 Is building a £4.5m headquarters following increased demand from customers in Europe
26 Crafter’s CompanionCraft products retailer Durham Mar 14 77.86 2,983 9,559 57 The founder is a regular guest on home shopping channels in the US
27 Sabre SafetySafety systems manufacturer Fife Dec 13 76.66 3,090 11,183 122 Recently opened a new office in Malaysia
28 KinapsePharmaceutical regulations consultancy Southwest London Mar 14 75.77 13,757 17,126 232 Nine of the world's top ten pharmaceutical companies use its services
29 Group RhodesSpecialist machine manufacturer Wakefield Feb 14 75.24 10,113 20,265 249 Is a major supplier to the Chinese aerospace sector as well as the Australian and Canadian mints
30 MeetingZoneConference call provider Oxfordshire Mar 14 72.31 4,321 17,941 109 Has offices in Germany, Sweden, the US and Canada
31 ProsealSealing equipment manufacturer Cheshire Jan 14 71.68 7,259 23,550 191 Manufactures equipment in the UK as well as its sites in the US and Australia
32 Dr OrganicOrganic toiletries manufacturer Swansea Dec 13 71.35 5,757 13,615 15 Manufactures in the UK and Italy and sells to 58 markets worldwide
33 A-SafeSafety barrier manufacturer Halifax Dec 14 70.87 *6,403 *14,351 82 Sells flexible safety barriers in 160 countries
34 Peter HarringtonRare book seller Central London Dec 14 69.56 *15,817 *20,243 35 Builds its brand overseas by exhibiting at book fairs in Tokyo, Paris and New York
35 White Clarke TechnologiesFleet management software developer Milton Keynes Dec 14 69.27 *9,200 *18,000 282 Develops fleet management software and provides services for the likes of BMW, Hyundai and Kia
36 JumarIT consultancy Solihull Mar 14 67.95 6,535 16,819 52 Provides specialist IT consultancy to governments and large companies across five continents
37 SanglierChemicals packaging manufacturer Nottinghamshire Apr 14 67.75 2,470 9,885 36 Developing its own adhesive formulations helped it win new business in Europe
38 ApicalImaging technology developer Central London Mar 14 67.37 12,795 12,795 54 Has offices in the US, China and Japan
39 Murfitts IndustriesTyre recycler Suffolk Dec 13 66.46 2,109 8,816 20 Sells recycled rubber granules to Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia
40 SemafonePayment software developer Guildford Dec 14 64.49 *2,289 *5,064 47 Every day its software protects 25,000 payments that are taken at call centres around the world
41 TBDAirport equipment manufacturer Bridgend Dec 14 63.54 *4,818 *8,253 79 Customers include American Airlines, Ethiopia Airlines and Qatar Airways
42 CordiumRegulatory compliance consultancy Central London Jun 14 62.67 8,595 18,853 180 Advises and supports over 1,500 investment firms worldwide
43 Principle Healthcare InternationalVitamin manufacturer Skipton Mar 14 61.04 4,570 20,433 147 Sells vitamins made at its factories in Skipton and Slovakia to more than 28 countries
44 Original BTCLighting manufacturer Oxfordshire Dec 14 60.62 *‡3,784 *‡9,302 50 The founder was a Sheffield cutlery maker before launching this premium lighting company
45 EmoderationSocial media management agency Central London Mar 14 60.46 *7,145 *8,892 360 Manages online reputations for multinational brands such as the Lego Group and HSBC
46 MadgexRecruitment software developer Brighton Jan 14 60.28 1,036 5,089 75 Its software runs the recruitment pages of the Washington Post and other major international newspapers
47 Stateside SkatesSkate accessory supplier Amersham Jan 14 59.74 2,618 7,972 21 Its action sports equipment is made in China and Taiwan, and sold across Europe
48 StagetruckMusic tour haulier Winchester Mar 14 59.16 3,838 10,660 90 Used by Russian TV networks to transport broadcast equipment for the Sochi Winter Olympics
49 MVFDigital marketing services North London Mar 14 57.91 10,277 18,147 156 Helps international brands win customers worldwide
50 Sygnature DiscoveryNew drug researcher Nottingham Mar 14 57.84 3,329 8,582 92 More than three quarters of its staff have a PhD
51 FirefishMarket research provider Central London Jan 14 54.29 3,429 9,524 60 Carries out market research for international brands such as Danone, Unilever and HTC
52 Crondall Energy ConsultantsEnergy consultancy Winchester Mar 14 53.96 5,753 7,161 45 Advises on subsea oil and gas production technology worldwide
53 Green Man GamingOnline games retailer Central London Dec 14 53.88 14,577 16,305 59 Has launched its own publishing label to help bring new video games to the market
54 Open DestinationsTravel software developer North London Dec 13 53.79 3,124 5,860 35 Plans to open an office in South East Asia later this year
55 X-Cel SuperturnPrecision engineer Sheffield Mar 14 53.02 13,536 23,484 138 Has relocated its factories in India and the US to three sites in South and West Yorkshire
56 Wester Ross FisheriesSalmon farmer Scottish Highlands Dec 13 52.52 4,020 8,028 51 Produces sashimi-quality salmon in Scotland and exports it to Japan, the US and the Middle East
57 Gen-X ITNetwork hardware provider Manchester Dec 13 52.08 4,814 15,954 23 Orders for network hardware can be delivered overnight to customers in most European cities
58 Tech21Device impact protection maker Southwest London May 14 52.06 19,718 22,551 34 Its impact protection smartphone cases and screen films are sold in Apple stores globally
59 European Braking SystemsVehicle brakes wholesaler Manchester Mar 14 51.76 4,866 17,558 52 Sells vehicle brakes to the Americas, the Middle East and Africa
60 Accuracy InternationalSniper rifle manufacturer Portsmouth Dec 13 50.17 11,509 13,867 68 Olympic medallist shooter Malcolm Cooper broke a world record with a rifle designed by one of the firm's founders
61 Elmgrove FoodsOffal distributor County Tyrone Mar 14 48.33 23,569 23,569 11 Exports cuts of offal to the Far East where they are considered delicacies
62 Folkestone FixingsTools and equipment retailer Folkestone Mar 14 46.73 4,144 20,108 68 Hosts an annual trade show which attracts 10,000 tradespeople from the UK and beyond
63 Tuscor LloydsShipping agent Manchester Dec 13 46.35 8,548 16,780 28 Shipped a petro-chemical plant from central Spain to Mexico last year
64 Brian James TrailersTrailer manufacturer Daventry Jul 14 46.12 5,300 11,276 97 Its trailers are used by Formula One teams and high-end car manufacturers, such as Ferrari and Maserati
65 Potters PoultryPoultry equipment supplier Rugby Mar 14 45.95 2,178 10,192 37 Sells chicken breeding equipment to the supplier of all KFC outlets in the Philippines
66 Coryton Advanced FuelsSpecialist fuel manufacturer Essex Jun 14 44.44 3,930 8,624 26 Provides specialist fuel to global clients such as Ford, BMW and Airbus
67 Mobile FunOnline phone accessory retailer Birmingham Mar 14 44.23 7,003 12,976 100 Has offices in the UK, France, Spain and Australia, and websites in 32 countries
68 ReevooConsumer review software developer Central London Mar 14 43.56 1,809 5,378 75 Recently raised £6.5m in equity funding to push overseas expansion
69 Planet XBike manufacturer and retailer Rotherham Mar 14 43.15 6,136 20,447 120 Works with bike designers in the US and Italy to develop new frames
70 Avalon SciencesMeasuring instrument designer Somerset Apr 14 42.62 11,386 11,885 70 Has offices in Beijing, China and St Petersburg in Russia
71 DantecHose manufacturer Wirral Apr 14 41.86 4,339 6,271 50 Its high-performance hoses have been used to refuel Formula One race cars
72 Jestico + WhilesArchitect Central London Aug 14 41.85 *2,639 *8,345 112 Designed the interior of a luxury Abu Dhabi hotel which overlooks the Formula One racetrack
73 Phi PartnersIT consultancy Central London Dec 13 41.61 3,603 6,433 80 The company's founder previously started and sold two other financial services IT consultancies
74 ChromogenexMedical equipment manufacturer Carmarthenshire Dec 13 41.51 10,970 12,282 57 Is opening a Hong Kong office following funding from US investor Squadron last November
75 SCM WorldTraining course provider Central London Dec 14 40.66 *5,431 *6,197 40 Earlier this year it opened an office in Boston to service key customers in North America
76 TCS EuropePromotional gifts supplier Central London Nov 13 40.41 ‡5,956 ‡12,984 29 Supplies promotional gifts sourced in China across the world, from rucksacks to cosmetics
77 Christopher WardLuxury watch maker Maidenhead Mar 14 40.24 2,122 5,586 19 Its Swiss-made watches are sold in more than 90 countries
78 TMC MarineMarine salvage adviser Central London Mar 14 40.19 2,993 5,543 50 Has helped salvage ships and cargoes across the world, from Korea and India to Bahrain and Brazil
79 SéraphineMaternity clothing retailer Central London Mar 14 39.55 5,125 8,280 53 Opened a flagship international store in New York at the end of 2014
80 FlixmediaDigital content management North London Mar 14 39.32 5,096 5,309 63 Creates and manages online content for global brands such as Microsoft and Samsung
81 Audio NetworkOnline music publisher Central London Jun 14 39.01 10,345 15,409 81 Bought-out its joint venture partner in Australia in July 2014
82 Translate PlusTranslation services provider Central London Aug 14 39.01 *5,289 *6,762 120 Translates social media, apps and documents into more than 200 languages
83 Rabbie’s Trail BurnersTour operator Edinburgh Feb 14 38.07 5,138 6,116 76 Has websites in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese
84 RBMConsumer products distributor East London Dec 13 37.48 12,203 23,270 22 Has expanded into Eastern Europe and Germany as discount retailers have developed there
85 Cloud Nine HairHair product manufacturer Leeds Dec 13 37.48 3,885 6,617 18 Forecasts international sales of more than £6m in 2015
86 Buckley JewelleryJewellery retailer Leeds Jan 14 37.36 5,956 11,715 39 Over 50 cruise ships and 140 airlines sell its jewellery to travellers in every continent
87 D3OSmart materials developer Brighton Dec 14 37.09 *7,479 *9,133 60 It raised £13m from investors in April, which will fund R&D and expansion into South America
88 BluecubeSeating manufacturer East London Dec 13 37.00 ‡9,885 ‡10,814 12 Installed seating for four of the 2014 FIFA World Cup venues in Brazil
89 P2iLiquid repellent nano-coater Oxfordshire Dec 14 36.83 *10,905 *11,003 110 Its nano-coating technology is used in more than 150 production facilities across the world
90 Ambrey RiskSecurity risk management Herefordshire Jun 14 36.73 *23,024 *23,268 60 Supplies former military personnel to protect commercial ships crossing the Indian Ocean and Horn of Africa
91 British Corner ShopBritish food exporter Bristol Mar 14 36.59 5,655 5,974 40 Exports baked beans and other British food products to expats in 138 countries
92 CelebrationPaper products maker Burton-on-Trent Apr 14 36.55 1,842 8,998 46 Makes paper items such as tissue drinks coasters and paper tray liners used in international hotels
93 PukkaHerbal tea maker Bristol Aug 14 36.41 *8,375 *17,004 73 Pukka, a Hindi word for ‘top quality’, makes almost half its sales overseas
94 Religion ClothingFashion retailer Eastbourne Dec 13 35.30 3,500 11,858 93 Has shops in 5 continents and opened a store in Puerto Banus, Marbella in April last year
95 CreditcallPayment software developer Bristol Mar 14 35.10 2,798 5,596 56 Has more than 165 million users and is active in 32 countries
96 Amulet HotkeyTechnology products manufacturer Devon Jun 14 34.14 16,172 19,587 74 Led by client demand it recently opened an office in Australia
97 Grace ColeBeauty products retailer Cheshire Feb 14 33.57 6,473 10,282 23 Sells its British-made lotions and potions in more than 80 countries
98 EnduraBike apparel manufacturer West Lothian Apr 14 33.30 10,172 21,435 105 An equity investment from Penta Capital in October 2014 will fund further international expansion
99 AvectoIT security software developer Cheshire Jun 14 33.03 5,772 8,457 71 Last November it opened an office in Melbourne to focus growth in the Asia-Pacific
100 Ikon ScienceOil & gas software developer Southwest London Mar 14 32.85 18,801 24,041 193 Has bought software development companies in Australia and Norway

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