This Folkestone-based retailer began as a one-man firm in 2003, selling nuts and bolts. Its website now lists more than 90,000 items, including power tools and building materials. In 2015, the private equity firm Foresight invested £4m in a buyout, led by managing directors Tim Horrell, 52, and Patrick Ker, 64. FFX has customers in Germany, Holland and France, thanks to marketing on eBay and Google. Exports reached £10.6m in 2018.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank48
CompanyFFX
ActivityTools and equipment retailer
LocationHythe
2-yr av intl sales growth pa81.53%
International sales £000s*10,585
Total sales £000s*48,752
Staff121
Founded2003
Websitewww.ffx.co.uk

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