Hot 100 2013 – 17: Waxman Group

The basics

Company name: Waxman Group
What they do: Ceramics, synthetic fibres and green energy
Headquarters: Elland
The Boss: Richard Waxman

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 48,714
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 52
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 2,465

The details

Founded in 1958 by Albert Waxman, Waxman Group is one of the leading distributors of tiles and mosaics in Britain. Son Richard is now in charge, and the company has diversified into distributing solar panels, biomass pumps, synthetic fabrics and faux fur fibres, among other things.

Turnover at the company has grown from £1.4m to £4.9m in four years, with £2.5m Ebitda, but Waxman is actively seeking to increase sales across all of the company’s business sectors, particularly in the solar and renewables energy.

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