Chairman Michael Depper, 75, set up this family business as a small shop in Birmingham in 1969. Now operating out of a 240,000 sq ft distribution centre, the company supplies a range of spare parts and accessories — from oven bulbs to remote controls — to consumers and independent retailers. Growth internationally has been driven by its multilingual buyspares.co.uk website, and overseas sales reached £4.8m in 2015. Its managing director is David Holden, 51.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank63
CompanyConnect Distribution Services
ActivityAppliance parts distributor
LocationBirmingham
2-yr av intl sales growth pa53.77%
International sales £000s4,828
Total sales £000s94,759
Staff588
Founded1969
Websitewww.connect-distribution.co.uk

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