Crafter’s Companion and Bulk Powders among UK’s top 100 small business exporters

Young Gun-founded businesses have ranked in <em>The Sunday Times</em> annual SME Export Track 100 having achieved international sales of over £17m

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Young Gun-founded businesses Crafter's Companion and Bulk Powders have been named in a league table by The Sunday Times of British small and medium-sized businesses with the fastest-growing international sales.

An annual index compiled by Fast Track, The Export Track 100 ranks businesses with the highest growth in exports over the last two years. Businesses featured in the index, on average, achieve total sales of £5m to £25m, of which international sales make up between £1m to £20m, and employ 10 to 400 staff.

Bulk Powders, the sports nutrition business founded by Adam Rossiter and Elliot Dawes, is ranked in 14th place in the league table with international sales of more than £11m – a 113% increase on the previous year. Launched in 2006 with a mere £6,000 loan from their parents, the duo now employ 100 staff at their Colchester office and hit overall turnover of £23m.

Crafter's Companion – the craft marketplace founded by Top Gun Sara Davies – also featured in the index at number 52 with international sales of almost £6m; a 55% rise on the previous year. Davies originally started the company while at university back in 2006 and it now generates revenues of more than £15m with offices in both the UK and Silicon Valley.

Other businesses featured in the index include Divine Chocolate; the organic confectionery business ran by former Startups Awards judge Sophi Tranchell MBE, and The Knowledge Academy.

View the SME Export Track 100 in full here.

Megan Dunsby

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