SME Export Track 100

Brothers Emmanuel, 34, and Frank Eribo, 32, together with friends Mark Quaradeghini, 34, and Philippe Homsy, 33, started making comfortable, foldable shoes in 2009, after one of them lost a bet and had to attend a fancy dress party in 6-inch heels. Butterfly Twists’ pumps, trainers, wellies and sandals are now sold in 60 countries, including Japan and the US, and exports grew to £4.9m last year.

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Company details
CompanyButterfly Twists
ActivityFootwear designer
LocationWest London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa38.43%
International sales £000s*4,877
Total sales £000s*6,500

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure