B2B International toasts record first half

MARKET research company B2B International is toasting its best-ever half year for sales, with strong growth led by its medical sector team.

The business, based in Bramhall near Stockport and with offices in London, Russia, Belgium, China and the US, said it had maintained momentum from the first quarter into Q2 and for the six months to the end of June revenues were £3.1m, up 70% year-on-year.

Chief executive Matthew Harrison said:”While we have far exceeded our target in revenue, it’s important to acknowledge the hard work done by the whole team to surpass our objectives.  

“This has been our best six months in terms of total commissions, large-scale projects (those exceeding £100,000 in value) and number of interviews carried out – the latter being thanks to a focus on training and efficiency.  

“I would also like to single out our medical market research team, which is 150% ahead of budget.”

The company, which works with businesses looking at entering new markets or territories by compiling reports, said it had boosted its team with the addition of two recent graduates, Frances Gregory in Manchester and Elizabeth Aggrey in London.