This family business began as a builders’ merchant in 1936 and now distributes skateboards, sports equipment and clothing across Europe. Shiner, which has its headquarters in Bristol, has secured distribution agreements to supply Heelys – trainers with a skateboard wheel inserted in the heel – throughout Europe, including to the largest toy and sports retailers in Scandinavia. Under the leadership of managing director Charles Allen, 42, the company expanded its international sales to £10.5m in 2015.
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