Coventry-based Lawton Tubes is a family-owned business which annually exports more than 2,000km of copper pipes to customers in the Middle East and South-East Asia. In addition to this, the pipes Lawton Tubes produce are used in a wide range of applications, from supplying medical gas to air conditioning and plumbing. Furthermore, Lawton Tubes also sell copper coils and accessories.
Under the leadership of chairman Vernon Lawton, 75, international sales skyrocketed to £7.3m in 2012. For the past two years, The Sunday Times has published an annual league table of the 100 private companies in Britain with the fastest-growing international sales. In July 2013 an expanded International Track 200 league table was published.
We were all elated when we learnt about Lawton Tubes feature on the top 200 private UK companies list. The list was collated by and produced by Fast Track, an Oxford-based research and networking events company, carrying a title sponsorship from HSBC.
Followed by the reward of being one of the top 200 private companies in the UK, we received an invitation to attend an invitation-only awards dinner in September.
Robert Lawton, Head of International develpment for Lawton Tubes was delighted with the announcement saying “appearing in the list of the top 200 private UK companies is great news for us and our customers. It shows we are committed to growing our company and exporting our products is key to this growth”.