Founded by Michael Vans Agnew in 1954 as a scissor-sharpening company, this family firm is now run by his sons, Peter, 57, and Hamish, 60. The Brighton business sells hair and beauty products to trade buyers across its 50 stores and online. In 2016, it acquired Essential Salon Supplies in Ireland, boosting international sales to £2.3m. Last year, it bought M&S Hair & Beauty Supplies’ eight British superstores.
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