This Coventry-based family firm has shipped its copper tubes to every continent. The pipes have a wide range of applications, from supplying medical gas at Middle Eastern hospitals to plumbing at the Houses of Parliament and engineering at Mackmyra’s whisky distillery in Sweden. Exports hit £11m in 2017, under joint managing directors Oliver and Giles Lawton, both 49.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank166
CompanyLawton Tubes
ActivityCopper tube supplier
LocationCoventry
2-yr av intl sales growth pa39.15%
International sales £000s10,991
Total sales £000s133,899
Staff100
Founded1918
Websitewww.lawtontubes.co.uk

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