Parent Company J Marr & Sons Achieves Ranking In The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 League Table.
J Marr & Sons, parent company to The Ice Co, The Ice Co Storage & Logistics and Blue Keld Springs has this week achieved 68th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
Published last weekend, the sixth annual of the table ranks Britains mid –market companies with the fastest growing international sales.
The companies on the league table increased their overseas sales by an average of 32% a year over two years to a total of £8.2bn. They employ more than 194,000 staff, having added 43,000 jobs during this time, some as a result of acquisitions. (Credit: The Sunday Times International Track 200)
15 of these companies, including J Marr & Sons, are from Yorkshire and they have made a significant contribution to the regional economy over the last two years. During this time they added 1,640 jobs and now employ a total of 12,370 people. Their international sales have grown by an average of 40% a year over two years to a total of £980m, on combined sales of £2.2bn. (Credit: The Sunday Times International Track 200).
The International Track 200 is sponsored by HSBC for a sixth year, and compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events company.
Amanda Murphy, UK head of corporate banking at HSBC, commented:
“The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is a great reflection of the value of building connections overseas. The world is getting smaller, and international business relationships are easier to build, providing ambitious businesses with many more opportunities to grow. I'm delighted to see so many great British mid-sized firms making such a strong impression on the world stage."
For the full table and more information about the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 please see the Fast Track website: www.fasttrack.co.uk
As a group J Marr & Sons, like all companies within the table, carry the same ambition to offer their products globally.
One division of the group, The Ice Co, Europes largest manufacturer of ice, has increased international sales by 770% in just 5 years and now exports to over 10 countries.
Likewise, Blue Keld Springs Ltd, another division of the group, offers a range of bottled mineral water products and has increased international sales by 350% in just 2 years, with established distribution now in over 15 countries including Sweden, Denmark and France but also as far as China, Bahrain and Hong Kong.
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(Credit: Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200)