A COMPANY has made a prestigious list for a second year running despite having concerns about the potential impact of Brexit.

Flying Trade Group, based in Parkeston, has climbed nine places up the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 to 43rd place.

Turning in international sales growth of 76 per cent, the parent company behind Surya Foods and Surya Hotels is continuing to plough ahead with expansion plans.

The Sunday Times list ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest growing overseas sales.

Flying Trade Group’s chief executive Suki Dulai and managing director Harry Dulai will be heading to London in April for the award dinner to collect their official league table plaque to recognise the achievement.

Their company manufactures one of the UK’s top three dry rice brands, and it is one of Tendring’s biggest employers.

Suki said: “While we are thrilled with this news today, we still have deep concerns about the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on our business.

“The International Track 200 shows just how well our business is performing, but a ‘no deal’ Brexit could definitely interfere with any future growth.

“Like all businesses with global operations we have faced significant challenges and difficulties over the past 12 months caused by Brexit and currency volatility.

“During the last year we have had to make tough decisions regarding whether to stockpile supplies.

“As an international business with operations across Europe we are mostly concerned about tariffs, how the pound performs against the dollar and euro, and the potential impact this could have on logistics and procurement, which are major costs to our business.

“Similarly, tariffs on exports both in and out of Europe present issues for us, as a business that brings products in and out of Europe daily. Any hold-ups at port will be costly to this operation and could result in rising costs to consumers and affect the shelf life of products.

“We are currently increasing our manufacturing base in the UK with a view to exporting more and more products and we trade with over 40 countries, with EU nations among the most important by far.”