This Halifax firm’s flexible polymer safety barriers are used in factories by the likes of Nestlé and Heineken to protect staff and machinery. Its bright yellow products are also found in car parks and airports. It has offices in 18 countries, and sells through distributors in a further 39. In 2017, joint managing directors Luke Smith, 39, and brother James, 41, oversaw profits of £11.7m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank68
CompanyA-Safe
ActivitySafety barrier manufacturer
LocationHalifax
Annual profit growth64.98%
Latest profits £000s11,703
Latest sales £000s44,603
Staff291
Founded1984
Websitewww.asafe.com

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