Buddhist temples in Japan and public art on the banks of the Loire all feature in Heatherwick’s portfolio. The London firm also redesigned the capital’s red bus. Overseas sales rose to £11.5m in 2015 and projects in the US – including the redesign of Google’s HQ in Mountain View, California – will boost growth further. Chairman Thomas Heatherwick, 46, started the company in 1994.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank99
CompanyHeatherwick Studio
ActivityArchitect & designer
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa33.64
International sales £000s11,468
Total sales £000s14,359
Staff152
Founded1994
Websitewww.heatherwick.com

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