Set up as a tool and engineering equipment shop with two employees, this Leicester-based business has grown greatly since it was begun in 1970. Today it has more than 1,900 staff and warehouses in 12 countries. Its key markets include South Africa, India and China, and under group managing director Michael Kerins, 49, international sales grew to £42.2m in 2012.
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