This rugged-device manufacturer designs mobile and audio products for global brands such as Caterpillar, JCB, Kodak, Ted Baker and Ministry of Sound. Founded in 2009 by Richard Wharton, 43, and former colleagues at Motorola, Colin Batt, 56, and David Floyd, 52, Bullitt began by providing robust mobile phones that withstand high usage. The Reading company’s growth was accelerated in 2012 when private equity firm BGF invested £3.5m for a minority stake to fund further product development and expansion. Sales reached £60.9m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank12
CompanyBullitt Group
ActivityMobile phone designer
LocationReading
Average 3 year sales growth164.85%
Latest sales £000s60,924
Staff72
Founded2009
Websitewww.bullitt-group.com

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