Autosmart makes Sunday Times International Track 200 League
17 February, 2020
Autosmart the Lichfield, Staffordshire based vehicle cleaning product manufacturer and distribution Company has been recognised by achieving 150th place in the prestigious 11th annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 League Table, ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing overseas sales published on 16th February.
The League Table is researched and compiled by Fast Track from the listings of companies registered in the UK, who are independent, unquoted and ultimate holding companies. Measured by companies’ latest 2 years of accounts which included their international sales.
John Elliott from the Sunday Times wrote, “With Brexit uncertainty clearing, UK firms are using creative thinking and digital know-how to ramp up overseas sales.”
Autosmart International joined the impressive list of businesses, posting sales growth of 37.73%.
To celebrate the achievement company bosses are invited by Oliver Shah, Sunday Times Business Editor, to the Awards Dinner in April at The Brewery in London, to receive their Award and certificate.
On average Award winners have achieved a 64% annual rise in international sales over the past 2 years. Amanda Murphy, HSBC UK wrote in the Sunday Times, “ Firms possess the strength and dynamism to succeed in rapidly changing times.”
Autosmart, founded in 1979 is run by Managing Director Sophie Atkinson who led a buyout from the founder in 2003. Having more than 250 franchisees operating mobile showrooms across the UK, Europe and Australia, International sales reached £11.8m last year, helped by Autosmart taking a majority stake in its Swedish franchisee in 2018.
Commenting on Automart’s success in achieving a place in the League table Sophie Atkinson, MD commented, “ We are delighted at our international sales achievement. We are in a true partnership with our franchisees and by working together we have built an enviable consumer base. My Head Office team are committed to innovation in product development, technology, service and distribution. It is a fantastic award and recognition for all our hard work. There are fantastic companies in the League and Autosmart are proud to be rated among them.”
Read the full supplement here