Alphabet cushions in Arabic have helped the Middle East become this Kent firm’s fastest-growing overseas market. Its factory in Romania also makes a range of baby care items, such as mattresses and changing mats. Chief executive Jan van der Velde, 52, started Kit for Kids in 1993. Exports grew to £2.3m this year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank96
CompanyKit for Kids
ActivityChildren's products manufacturer
LocationKent
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa34.76
International sales £000s*2,306
Total sales £000s*7,800
Staff130
Founded1993
Websitewww.kitforkids.com

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