Landmark member Abra Wholesale has made it on to this year’s Sunday Times International Track 200. Measured by companies’ latest two years of available accounts, the list ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies by the fastest-growing international sales.
Abra was founded in 2003 as a cash and carry by husband and wife Dee and Bhavani Thaya. Now, 11 years on, the London-based company is trading from a 75,000 sq ft warehouse.
Speaking about the achievement, Dee said: “It has made us all very proud of Abra. This sort of recognition will go down well amongst the customers and suppliers and ultimately this will help us to increase the business.”
Abra stocks groceries, toiletries, tobacco and licensed goods, and exports to countries as far afield as Nigeria and Ghana, as well as the Middle East. This year Abra’s exports reached £13.1m, ranking it at number 105 in the list.
Martin Williams, managing director at Landmark Wholesale, said: “Abra are one of our newest members to the Landmark group and this listing proves that they were right to join the best buying group in the UK. It is a credit to Dee and his team to get a listing of this prestige. We are delighted for them and proud of them.”