Industry veteran Bob James, 55, was made an OBE last year for services to exports in the aerospace industry. He founded Caerphilly-based AerFin in 2010, and the company has since spent more than £100m buying aircraft, engines and spares, which it recycles as part of a sustainable supply chain service for big airlines. In 2017, it dealt with 415 customers in 62 countries as demand for its services continued to grow, helping profits reach £8m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank5
CompanyAerFin
ActivityAircraft and spares services
LocationCaerphilly
Annual profit growth129.11%
Latest profits £000s8,001
Latest sales £000s70,151
Staff87
Founded2010
Websitewww.aerfin.com

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