International Track 200

This Huddersfield firm sells consumer goods via websites including Appliances Direct, Laptops Direct, Furniture123 and Better Bathrooms, which it bought out of administration last year. Buy It Direct is led by managing director Nick Glynne, 54, who built the business from a computer retailer he bought for £3,000 in 1999. Demand from Ireland drove international sales to £14.3m in 2019. Last July, BGF invested £10m to fund product expansion and acquisitions, with the aim of doubling the size of the business in five years.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank44
CompanyBuy It Direct
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationHuddersfield
2-yr av intl sales growth pa74.64%
International sales £000s14,316
Total sales £000s248,779
Staff617
Founded1999
Websitewww.buyitdirect.co.uk

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