The Qatar Foundation is just one of the Middle Eastern institutions whose school uniforms are supplied by this Lancashire company. Established in 1865 as the Clitheroe Shirting Company, it is now owned by the management team, which bought the business from private equity firm Endless in 2014. Demand for bespoke, British-style school uniforms in Dubai and Abu Dhabi helped overseas sales hit £2.3m in 2017. Trutex is led by managing director Matthew Easter, 42.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank160
CompanyTrutex
ActivitySchool uniform supplier
LocationLancashire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa41.38%
International sales £000s2,273
Total sales £000s31,013
Staff241
Founded1865
Websitewww.trutex.com

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