SME Export Track 100

From chandeliers to outdoor lanterns, this business sells 2,000 decorative lighting products to homeowners and hotel and restaurant operators in 60 countries. Tracing its origins back to a 17th-century ironwork forge, Elstead now has 23,000 square metres of manufacturing and logistics facilities across two sites in Hampshire and Poland. It also imports from several US partners, adapting the products for sale in the UK and Europe. Managing director Jonathan Lucas, 54, saw exports grow to £3.9m in 2016, helped by strong sales in Poland.

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Company details
CompanyElstead Lighting
ActivityLighting manufacturer and distributor
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa51.38%
International sales £000s*3,866
Total sales £000s*10,063

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure