Riding a wave of paddle-boarding popularity, this Devon-based company sells inflatables, boards and accessories in more than 58 countries. Strong demand in the US and Europe helped exports to reach £4.3m in 2015. Founder Roger Tushingham, 61, and board director John Hibbard, 39, raised £4m from Mobeus Equity Partners last July.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank55
CompanyRed Paddle Co
ActivityWatersports equipment designer
LocationDevon
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa58.37
International sales £000s*4,344
Total sales £000s*7,543
Staff14
Founded1977
Websitewww.redpaddleco.com

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