Founder and creative director Johnnie Boden, 57, set up this home-retail business in 1991. It continues to sell via its catalogue, although chief executive Jill Easterbrook, 47, is driving a multi-channel international strategy and the company now has three shops in London, as well as John Lewis concessions, with 40% of online sales coming from the US.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank55
CompanyBoden
ActivityClothing retailer
LocationNorthwest London
Sales £m347.1
Operating profit £m27.1
Main shareholders

Johnnie Boden (69%), Julian Granville (4%), staff and other investors (37%)

Staff1,133
Founded1991
Websitewww.boden.co.uk

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