Shirt maker TM Lewin said today (28 November) that it is focusing on expanding its overseas operations, with plans for its international sales to match the UK's current level within the next four years.

The statement came as the company booked a 5% jump EBITDA to reach GBP14.7m for the year ended 26 February. Meanwhile, sales increased 20% to GBP100.3m.

TM Lewin said that 87% of sales came from the UK, and 13% were from its international operations. The company currently has stores in Singapore and Malaysia, and plans to open outlets in Australia and the Czech Republic as well as five local international websites.

For the first-half, ended 27 August, sales increased 9% to GBP50.4m, with international sales up 26% over the period.

"It's been an exciting time at TM Lewin. Despite some very real challenges in the UK, we broke the GBP10m sales level for the first time in our history and our successful store expansion programme has taken our portfolio worldwide to 107," said chief executive Geoff Quinn.

"If the past was frenetic, the future will be even more so. We have finalised a three-pronged strategy for our medium-term development: maintain and build on our outstanding leading market position in the UK; build our international business over the next four years with sales equivalent to the UK's today; and, build out a fully integrated multi-channel sales platform to ensure we optimise the opportunities across all our markets."