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12 June 2018

47 Companies in the Southeast win places on League Table of Britain’s Fastest-Growing International Sales Stars

The ninth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

The 47 companies headquartered in the southeast of England (compared to 32 last year) include 21 new entrants to the league table. Their international sales have grown by an average of 59% a year over the last two years to a total of £2bn, and together they now employ more than 16,000 people.

The new entrants include High Wycombe-based Mint Velvet, which sells its range of women's clothing, accessories and footwear overseas via its website, and stores in Switzerland, Ireland and Dubai. Exports rose to £4.9m in 2017.

Consumer electronics designer Bullitt Group features for the third time. The Reading company designs and makes branded consumer electronics products under licence from the likes of Caterpillar, Kodak and Land Rover. With offices in the US, Taiwan, Singapore and China, and customers in more than 70 countries, its exports hit £148.8m last year, representing 95% of total revenues.

The companies in the southeast appear with businesses from around Britain, including sports car maker Aston Martin, fashion retailer White Stuff, appliance manufacturer Gtech, and coffee house chain Caffè Nero. Past stars range from drinks maker Fever-Tree to high-street optician Specsavers.

The league table shows the resilience of Britain's mid-market exporters. Despite the uncertainty created by the ongoing Brexit negotiations, their international sales have grown by an average of 62% a year over the last two years to a total of £10.1bn, the highest growth rate since 2013.

It is sponsored by HSBC and DHL Express, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.

Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK, commented:

"We at HSBC UK are delighted to back The Sunday Times International Track 200 again this year. All the businesses it showcases have truly inspiring stories to tell about creativity, resilience and ambition to succeed. The 47 companies in the southeast of England are putting the region firmly on the map. They are the kinds of enterprises we are thrilled to support and that provide the backbone of our economy, today and tomorrow."

Private companies in the southeast with the fastest-growing int'l sales – ordered by county then rank



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