International growth of 39% in the past two years secured the company’s inclusion in the prestigious list of British companies with the fastest-growing international sales
11th February 2019, London: Global customer benefits and loyalty company, Collinson, has for the second year running featured in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, ranking Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.
Collinson placed 167th in the tenth annual ranking, achieving international sales growth of 39% over two years, falling from 138 in 2018. Collinson boasted a high volume of international sales with more than £674 million in the past year.
Collinson has a rich heritage. Working across the travel, consumer banking, insurance and retail sectors has provided unique insight in to the ever-changing needs, attitudes and behaviours of consumers. Coupled with its unique blend of services, this consumer insight enables Collinson to craft customer experiences that win competitive edge for clients, helping them to differentiate their offerings, and acquire, engage and retain customers.
The privately-held and family-run company was started by Chairman Colin Evans in 1991 and is now run by his sons, Christopher and David. Collinson also operates successful brands in its own right; Priority Pass, the original and market-leading airport lounge and experiences programme, and Columbus Direct, a leading travel insurance specialist.
David Evans, Joint CEO at Collinson, said: “We are immensely proud to once again be amongst Britain’s fastest growing international companies. We have an incredibly hard-working and passionate team of more than 2,000 people located in 20 locations worldwide, and this position on the ranking is down to their efforts. We will continue to work hard, helping companies around the world drive deeper engagement and loyalty with their customers, and deliver best in class benefits including exceptional travel, insurance and assistance products.”
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 shows the resilience of Britain’s mid-market exporters. These companies grew their international sales by an average of 31% a year for the past two years. With fitness clothing brand Gymshark taking top spot, others in this year’s table included well-known names such as outdoor gear retailer Mountain Warehouse, craft beer producer BrewDog, and cosmetics brand Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.