Northamptonshire businesses appear in Sunday Times league of fastest growing firms selling abroad

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Two Northamptonshire firms appear in a Sunday Times league of fastest growing firms who sell abroad.

Matrix Polymers, based in Little Billing, Northampton, appears at number 34 in the nationwide list with a sales growth over two years of 73 per cent.

The company, which specialises in supplying raw materials and ancillaries to the rotational moulding industry, saw international sales of £48.6 million and £58.6 million overall.

According to the Sunday Times, Matrix also Plans to expand its Asian operations this year.

Knights of Old, the Kettering logistics firm, was ranked at number 61 in the list, with 56 per cent growth over two years

Published this weekend, the fifth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

There are 21 companies in the Midlands (compared to 26 last year) and they have made a significant contribution to the regional economy over the last two years.

During this time they added 2,750 jobs and now employ a total of 11,240 people. Their combined sales are £3bn, and their international sales have grown by an average of 51% a year over two years to a total of£1.4bn.

The region’s highest-ranked company is energy efficiency specialist Mark Group, which provides home insulation, heating systems and solar electricity.

The business began its international expansion in 2009 and now operates in America, Australia and New Zealand, generating overseas sales of £47.7m in 2013.

Mark Group achieved the No 1 spot in last year’s league table and features in the top 3 nationwide this year.