naughtone, a furniture design and manufacturing company based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, is one of eight Yorkshire based companies to appear on the Sunday Times’ league table of Britain’s small and medium-sized private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.
Published on Sunday 25th February in the Sunday Times paper, the annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s small and medium-sized private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. naughtone, whose headquarters are in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, makes furniture for high-profile global clients including Facebook, Amazon and Google. New showrooms in London and Chicago helped it grow its exports by an average of 107% a year to £9.2m in 2017.
“We’re once again extremely delighted to have been recognised in such a highly regarded and broadly distributed publication as the Sunday Times. Our naughtone team spans across global sites and our placement in this league table is testament to their dedication to growing the business.” – Matt Welsh, naughtone Sales Director.
naughtone’s unique British designs are available on a global scale and they are one of the fastest growing companies in the furniture design and manufacturing industry, having to expand rapidly to accommodate international growth, supported by production facilities in North America. naughtone products are on display throughout the North America, Asia and EMEA and even as far afield as Australia, with clients that include Microsoft, Airbnb and a variety of UK Universities.
Gareth Oakley, managing director SME banking at Lloyds Banking Group, the title sponsor, commented:
“For businesses that take the leap to trade overseas, the rewards can be significant – the strong growth achieved by this year’s SME Export Track 100 is proof of that. At Lloyds Banking Group we are committed to helping businesses scale-up and trade internationally and have pledged to help 5,000 first-time exporters every year until 2020 in support of this. Our International Trade Portal is a valuable source of insight for any businesses looking to explore overseas options”.
Other top ranked Yorkshire based companies include Bioclad, Hague Print Media, Brandon Medical, Pet Brands and Search Laboratory.
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