The Mark Allen Group recognised for its international sales growth

13 June 2016

The Mark Allen Group is one of the fastest growing private companies in the country for international sales. In The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 the group was ranked 33rd in the list compiled by Fast Track for the newspaper. It was the only publishing company to be ranked.


The list ranks the UK’s mid-market privately held companies with the fastest growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of accounts. In the qualifying period to the end of March 2015, international sales for the business grew by 78.79%, fuelled by strong sales in the US in particular, following its acquisitions of Findlay Media and Gramophone.

The group’s Chief Executive, Ben Allen, said: “International expansion is very much part of our growth plans, so it’s fantastic to appear at such a lofty position in this prestigious list. Our acquisition of Airport Publishing Network at the end of last year, which includes several international events and its trade magazine, Ground Handling International, will further increase our sales overseas. As we develop the business, we are increasingly looking beyond the UK for new opportunities.”

Mark Allen said: “Such an acknowledgement is a great achievement. Well done to everyone in the company.”

The announcement was made in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 on 12th June 2016 and can be found here