This Reading company designs and makes branded consumer electronics, such as mobile phones, under licence from the likes of Land Rover and the American machinery giant Caterpillar. In 2017, it sold a majority stake to private equity firm Exponent for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, former Microsoft executive Pieter Knook, 60, joined as chairman to work alongside chief executive Peter Stephens, 52. Overseas sales hit £148.7m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank115
CompanyBullitt Group
ActivityConsumer electronics designer
LocationReading
2-yr av intl sales growth pa54.50%
International sales £000s148,728
Total sales £000s156,785
Staff120
Founded2009
Websitewww.bullitt-group.com

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