Ten Scottish firms feature in a new league table of the UK’s fastest-growing companies by international sales – and six of them are in the north and north-east.
One of the other three, food giant Baxters, is now officially headquartered in Edinburgh but is historically linked with its manufacturing home at Fochabers in Moray.
Published tomorrow, the ninth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranks mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.
The 10 Scottish firms, up from nine last year, grew exports by an average of 55% annually over two years to a total of £973 million, and together employ more than 19,300 people.
Leading the Scottish “top 10” and 18th overall is Fraserburgh-based trailer manufacturer Gray and Adams, boasting annual export sales growth of 126%, to £12.4 million.
The other north and north-east businesses are Sutherland-based fish farmer Loch Duart (78th in the UK), food ingredient firm Macphie, of Glenbervie, (90th), Aberdeen drilling waste company TWMA (127th), Ellon brewer BrewDog (129th) and Aberdeen engineering firm EnerMech (133rd).