From Harry Potter collectables to novelty bath plugs, this firm designs and supplies gifts to high street retailers across Europe, Australasia and North America. It has offices in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, and clients in 80 countries. Strong demand for its licensed and own brand products from US retail giants such as Kohl’s and Target helped overseas sales hit £20.3m in 2018, under managing director Graeme Carr, 53. In April, private equity firm LDC invested £13m in the West Sussex company to accelerate international growth.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank120
CompanyPaladone
ActivityGift wholesaler
LocationWest Sussex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa53.46%
International sales £000s*20,271
Total sales £000s*37,925
Staff130
Founded1994
Websitewww.paladone.com

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