Profit Track 100

Brompton builds about 70,000 of its folding bikes — including electric-powered ones — by hand in London each year, selling them in the UK and exporting worldwide. This year, to meet soaring demand from new and existing riders, it is planning to recruit 200 staff, increase investment in its production facilities and accelerate new product innovation. Led by chief executive Will Butler-Adams, 46, it lent bikes for free to NHS staff during the pandemic, and also started selling directly to consumers through a new website. Profits grew to £6 million in the year to March 2020.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank98
CompanyBrompton
ActivityBicycle manufacturer
LocationWest London
Annual profit growth33.65%
Latest profits £000s5,977
Latest sales £000s57,044
Staff389
Founded1976
Websitewww.brompton.com

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