23 March 2017
The Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each February.
There are various criteria to which a company must adhere, including year-on-year international growth for the last 3 years, a positive operating profit and maximum total sales of ?25M.
The export growth has been steady since the management buyout, lead by MD Graeme Carr, in 2011, and has been bolstered in the last 3 years by significant and rapid growth in the USA, leading to the installation of both a Texas warehousing solution and a Miami office, now with 10 full time staff in situ.
When asked to summarise what has driven the growth within the USA, Carr said “we place the success firmly at the door of strong product development that give the US market quality alternatives in a highly competitive market, careful recruitment from within the gift industry based on experience and buyer relationships, exposure through a high-intensity trade show regime and, finally, focussing on working with licensors that are able to give us a global license, rather than just the UK and surrounding territories. We can honestly say that every staff member, globally, has played their part in this fantastic achievement and we’ll be including every one of them in our celebrations.”
Alongside their listing in the SME Export Track 100 Paladone are also celebrating winning the coveted Gift Of The Year award for the 3rd year running, with their innovative Pet Photobooth taking poll position in the Pets category.
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