The Great Little Trading Company

The Great Little Trading Company seems to provide everything a busy parent could want, from clothes and toys to personalised calendars featuring photos of their children. The company was founded by two American mothers who started importing products from the US that were unavailable in Britain. Alyssa Lovegrove, a former management consultant, and Caroline Clark, a former lawyer, have pushed up sales at the London company by 64% a year from £2.5m in 1999 to an annualised £11.1m in 2002. Internet sales account for 25% of revenue, with 75% coming from mail-order catalogues.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2003
Rank97
CompanyThe Great Little Trading Company
ActivityChildren's mail-order retailer
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years63.66%
Latest sales £000s†11079
Staff39
Founded1995
Websitewww.gltc.co.uk

If applicable:

* supplied by company † annualised figure