Eastbourne firm tops league of international sales success

Business news
Business news

An Eastbourne company which sells entertainment products to America is on a league table of Britain’s fastest growing international sales stars.

The Little Group is a book, film and music wholesaler based in Eastbourne employing more than 1,000 staff.

It is one of 30 south east companies to have won a place on the seventh annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league.

Its annual international sales growth has grown by 22 per cent over the last two years.

The Little Group’s US business supplies about 40,000 entertainment products to US retailers.

The companies in the southeast appear with businesses from around the UK, including women’s sportswear retailer Sweaty Betty, health and beauty products manufacturer Neal’s Yard Remedies, travel search engine Skyscanner, and sandwich shop chain Pret A Manger.

Amanda Murphy, UK head of corporate banking at HSBC, said, “The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is a great reflection of the value of building connections overseas.

“The world is getting smaller and for ambitious businesses, the opportunities to source goods and services and to grow organically via international trade, digitally or on the ground, are easier than ever.

“I’m delighted to see so many HSBC-backed mid-sized firms making such a strong impression on the world stage.”

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at Text to display

3) Follow us on Twitter @Eastbournenews

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Eastbourne Herald - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.