From its origins in 1970 as a tool and engineering equipment shop in Leicester, Cromwell has grown into an international business. Today it sells tools, maintenance products and safety equipment to customers in 50 countries on five continents and has warehouses in 12 countries. Managing director Michael Kerins, 50, last year opened operations in Romania and Indonesia as well as expanding the company’s business in China, all of which helped boost exports to £44m in 2013.
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