This Essex-based logistics firm, co-founded in 1997 by Simon Reed, 53, above a Chinese restaurant, has seven distribution centres across England. Simarco transports goods by road across Europe and is a key player on the Iberian peninsula, while three acquisitions since 2014 have bolstered its sea and airfreight services. Clients include Rolex, Diageo and Bentley, and it is investing £10m in a 108,000 sq ft warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent to meet demand. Overseas sales reached £6.2m in 2018.
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