Bastille, Radiohead and Rag’n’Bone Man have all used this Reading firm’s services, which include designing and manufacturing music merchandise such as vinyl records and T-shirts, as well as providing artists with ticketing and ecommerce platforms. Co-founders Christiaan Munro, 49, and Mel Maxwell, 50, won a Grammy in 2009 for their special-edition design for Radiohead’s box set In Rainbows. Their fellow cofounder is Jof Newill, 51. Strong growth in sales to America, which accounts for 50% of total turnover, helped boost international sales to £16.3m last year.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank19
CompanySandbag
ActivityMusic merchandise distributor
LocationReading
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa123.19%
International sales £000s16,304
Total sales £000s23,363
Staff60
Founded2002
Websitewww.sandbagheadquarters.com

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