Aesica named as one of Britain’s fastest growing international firms
Aesica has secured a place in a new national league of Britain’s fastest growing international organisations. Aesica has been listed in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, a newly created list that ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest growing international sales.
Published for the first time this month, the table lists Aesica as the second best performing company in the North East of England after its international sales grew by 37 per over the course of the two years to December 2011. International sales now represent 98 per cent of the company’s overall turnover.
Dr. Robert Hardy, Chief Executive, Aesica, said: “As a growing global company, it is a real boost to be named as one of Britain’s most successful businesses in terms of international sales. As we look to build our presence overseas it’s encouraging to be recognised at a global level in such a prestigious league table.
“Our ambition is to be the number one supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and formulated products to the pharmaceutical industry. To achieve that, our international market share has to be significant. As we target further acquisitions in the North American and Asian market, there’s real scope to build on this year’s ranking and break into the top 100 in 2013.”
To make the Sunday Times International Track 200 list, companies had to be registered in the UK and be independent, unquoted and ultimate holding companies. They were ranked on their compound annual growth rate in international sales over a two-year period between 2008 and 2012, depending on their latest available accounts. Total sales had to be at least £25m and international sales at least £1m in the latest financial year.
Ian Henley, Head of Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking Europe at HSBC, the title sponsor of the league table, said: “It is a massive boost to confidence to see so many privately-owned British companies – including many which HSBC has helped to support – making such a positive contribution to the UK economy, despite tough trading conditions.”
For coverage of our position in the International Track barometer, visit Manufacturing Chemist website.
 Aesica ranked 113th of the top 200 companies trading internationally