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From its 120,000 sq ft distribution centre in Manchester, this third-generation family-owned business sells lights to the residential, decorative and hotel markets worldwide. Its range covers more than 1,900 halogen, LED and fluorescent lights, all sold under the Searchlight brand. Its global reach has been strengthened by a joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer, and under founder and chairman Herzl Hamburger, international sales have increased 67% a year, from £2.1m in 2009 to £5.8m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank50
CompanySearchlight Electric
ActivityLighting wholesaler
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa67.08%
International sales £000s5,776
Total sales £000s30,732
Staff166
Founded1945
Websitewww.searchlightelectric.com

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