Fast Track 100

This firm sells 8m CDs and DVDs a year. Rolled Gold distributes popular albums at prices it says are up to 40% lower than those of its competitors. It presses discs more cheaply in other European countries and then ships them to independent shops and large retail chains in Britain. Founded in 1996 by two music-industry veterans, John Gray and Jan Biddle, the Slough company has raised its sales 73% a year from £5.3m in 1998 to £27.1m in 2001, when it had 44 employees.

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Company details
CompanyRolled Gold International
ActivityMusic distributor
Annual sales rise over 3 years72.69%
Latest sales £000s27,128

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