International Track 200

This Manchester company, which is family-owned and run, has two divisions. It is a wholesaler of branded fragrances and cosmetics to value retailers, including Bodycare and Argos, and it designs and sells its own range of fake-tan and bronzing products. Working with UK Trade & Investment, it has recently concentrated on developing its exports, which are now particularly strong to Denmark, Sweden, Poland and Australia. Under managing director Stephen Sharman, international sales have grown by 92% a year, from £1.2m in 2008 to £4.6m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank34
CompanyRainbow Cosmetics
ActivityFragrance wholesaler
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa92.47%
International sales £000s*4,598
Total sales £000s*33,965
Staff54
Founded1990
Websitewww.rainbowcosmetics.co.uk

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