International Track 200

These quirky folding bikes are built by hand in London from 1,200 mostly specially-made parts. Founder Andrew Richie, 67, designed his first Brompton in 1975 and managing director Will Butler-Adams, 40, has since driven expansion. Three-quarters of the 40,000 bikes made each year are exported to 44 countries, generating £19.4m in 2014. Its first British shop opened in Covent Garden last year, adding to sites in Kobe, Shanghai, Hamburg and Amsterdam.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank135
CompanyBrompton Bicycle
ActivityBicycle manufacturer
LocationWest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa30.21%
International sales £000s*19,400
Total sales £000s*27,200
Staff215
Founded1976
Websitewww.brompton.co.uk

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