This Dorset manufacturer was founded in 1978 by the former Porsche racing driver Rupert Martin, 69. Dextra now puts as many as 100m LED chips a year in its products and offers bespoke design services and energy-saving control systems for the retail, hospital and education sectors. It has invested more than £12m in its facilities in Dorset since 2014, and has its own delivery fleet. Exports to Europe hit £3.7m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank19
CompanyDextra
ActivityLED lighting manufacturer
LocationDorset
2-yr av intl sales growth pa117.13%
International sales £000s3,744
Total sales £000s68,011
Staff531
Founded1978
Websitewww.dextragroup.co.uk

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