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With Rapha, Simon Mottram, 48, has built an international cycling brand with a strong following in America and Japan in the 10 years since he founded the business. Its range of premium cycling clothing – which includes the Team Sky kit since it became its official supplier – is sold online and through its cycle clubs. Exports reached an annualised £18.5m in 2014, and the company intends to open clubs in Manchester, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Amsterdam this year.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank86
CompanyRapha
ActivityCycling apparel maker and retailer
LocationNorth London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa44.86%
International sales £000s*†18,507
Total sales £000s*†27,766
Staff170
Founded2004
Websitewww.rapha.cc

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure