This Sunderland firm helped refurbish the Bank of Qatar’s retail branches. Led by Paul Marshall, 54, it secured a £1m loan at the start of this year and plans further expansion in the Middle East. Exports rose to £2.4m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank76
CompanyDesco
ActivityEngineering consultancy
LocationSunderland
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa42.31
International sales £000s2,428
Total sales £000s7,007
Staff66
Founded1998
Websitewww.desco.uk.com

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