This Peterborough company processes natural leather fibre to produce a material that is lighter, stronger and more durable than conventional leather. This means its customers in the aviation, rail and bus markets save money on their fuel and maintenance bills. E-leather was invented in 1995 by Chris Bevan. Chief executive Chris McBean, 55, oversaw sales of £8.4m in 2013 before a £5m investment from the Environmental Technologies Fund in May 2014.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank46
CompanyE-Leather
ActivityEco-friendly materials developer
LocationPeterborough
Average 3 year sales growth68.72%
Latest sales £000s8,362
Staff98
Founded1995
Websitewww.eleathergroup.com

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