Allport

Allport handles international freight and logistics for companies such as Asda, Motorola and Ben Sherman, as well as offering more specialised services, including packaging and supply-chain management. Earlier this year the London firm handled the import of red noses from China to ensure enough were available at British retailers for Comic Relief. It remains under the control of its founders John Clayton, Derek Davis and Will and Danny Toye, and generated sales of £229.7m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank110
CompanyAllport
ActivityLogistics operator
LocationWest London
Sales £m*229.7
Operating profit £m*8.0
Main shareholdersJohn Clayton (36%), William Toye (26%)
Staff1,132
Founded1963
Websitewww.allport.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda