Industry names make International Track 200

A clutch of print-related companies have been recognised in this year's Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

The league table ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing overseas sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts.

Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) are new to the list in 10th place after recording annual international sales growth of 137.6% over the past two years. For its financial year ending August 2016 the Birmingham-based company recorded international sales of £9.4m, while its overall turnover was £84.3m.

Stockport-based APS Group, which ranked second last year, was 55th in this year’s survey, after seeing 69.7% annual international sales growth in the period. The firm recorded a turnover of £114.8m for the financial year ending January 2016, £33.6m of which was attributed to international sales.

Leatherhead-based HH Global has ranked 135th this year after experiencing a 31.2% leap in annual international sales growth in the last two years, recording international sales of £206.4m. Last month the company posted total revenue of £290.2m, up 37.3% year-on-year.

HH Global chief executive Robert MacMillian said: “We are pleased to continually be recognised amongst our peers for our growth in global markets.

“The ongoing success of HH Global is due to the expertise and dedication of employees and suppliers, as we partner towards success with our outstanding clients. This accomplishment is testament to the alignment of our strategic goals to our core values as we pursue excellence relentlessly.”

Also on the list are paper product manufacturer Preston Board & Packaging in 156th place with international sales of £1.96m, up 26.7%, and outsourcing and managed services specialist Aktrion, which recorded international sales of £13.3m, up 22.9%.

Three publishing companies also made the grade – Laurence King Publishing in 32nd place, which recorded international sales of £26.1m, up 85.3%, PrintWeek owner Mark Allen Group in 46th place, with international sales of £3.13m, up 72.8%, and children’s book publisher Usborne Publishing in 192nd place, with international sales of £39m, up 17.2%.