Sambro highlighted in Sunday Times table

by TnP Staff
Published: 9 June 2017, 08:00
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The North West firm placed in the top third of this year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league rankings

Sambro has been listed in the top third of the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.

Ranking in impressive 60th place, the Elysian Capital backed licensed toy and accessories specialist is one of 27 companies from the North West to be named in the list.

The full Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 table is set to be published this weekend, ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. Sambro is a new entrant to this list thanks to its unprecedented growth, both in the UK and in overseas markets. The company now employs 162 staff both across the world and international sales have enjoyed an increase of 66% over the last two years.

Sambro's HQ in Bury, Greater Manchester played host to a succesful trade show earlier this year


Tom Duffy, Managing Director at Sambro said: “We are always immensely proud to win awards but recognition in such an esteemed league table is a brilliant achievement and testament to our continued commitment to innovation and development.

“As a new entrant to The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, we are delighted to have ranked so highly and will use this position as a benchmark as we drive the business forward. We hope to be ranked even higher in 2018. This is an award that is deserved by all the staff at Sambro, in the UK, Netherlands and Hong Kong, and on behalf of the board a big thank you goes out to everyone.”

The league table reflects the importance of Europe to Britain’s mid-market exporters ahead of the Brexit negotiations. Almost 85 per cent of the companies (167) sell to the continent, the most popular market, followed by North America (112) and Asia (75).

Amanda Murphy, UK head of commercial banking at HSBC, which sponsors the table, added: “This year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is testament to the exciting opportunities available to ambitious UK businesses with appetite to grow their goods and services abroad. The 27 companies in the northwest of England are putting the region firmly on the map as a thriving business hub. We work very closely with our business customers to help them achieve their goals, so it makes me immensely proud to see so many of them succeed.”