Husband-and-wife team Michael and Lynda Dickson, 72 and 69, set up this business 40 years ago to sell awnings. The company, based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, started manufacturing internal blinds two years later and now makes 30,000 of them a week. Exports, mainly to the EU, hit £6.5m in 2017, under managing director Stuart Dickson, 45, son of the founders.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank151
CompanyDecora
ActivityBlind manufacturer
LocationNorthern Ireland
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.67%
International sales £000s6,459
Total sales £000s69,639
Staff771
Founded1979
Websitewww.decora.co.uk

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