This architectural practice, set up in 1979 by Zaha Hadid, 64, generates 98% of sales from clients outside Britain. Its Middle Eastern projects include a building shaped like sand dunes for Bee’ah, an environmental firm based in the UAE. Featuring the sinuous organic style the firm is renowned for, its London Olympics aquatics centre raised the profile of Zaha Hadid internationally, helping overseas sales hit £46.6m in 2014.
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