Johnny Weatherby, 56, is the seventh generation of his family to run this Wellingborough firm, founded in 1770. Modern innovations include a bloodstock database and an equine DNA testing lab. It produces thoroughbred sales catalogues for auction houses in Germany and Italy. Exports rose to £6.3m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank90
CompanyWeatherbys
ActivityHorse racing
LocationWellingborough
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa36.56
International sales £000s6,331
Total sales £000s21,721
Staff281
Founded1770
Websitewww.weatherbys.co.uk

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