Volvo, Disney and US supermarket chains Smart & Final and Roundy’s use Equator to design their packaging. Gary Flynn, 53, merged his Manchester firm with a Nottingham agency in 2012, and in 2014 it bought a Dublin business. Overseas sales rose to £9m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank52
CompanyEquator Design
ActivityFood packaging consultancy
LocationManchester
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa60.87
International sales £000s*8,966
Total sales £000s*16,023
Staff242
Founded2012
Websitewww.equator-design.com

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