Sybil Harriman founded Childrensalon in 1952 as a single store in Tunbridge Wells selling handmade children’s clothes. It has grown to become a global online retailer, stocking childrenswear from 270 brands, including Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. The business is led by the founder’s daughter, Michele Harriman-Smith, 65, and her husband George Smith, 69. A surge in sales of traditional styles, after the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, helped exports hit £52.5m last year.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank85
CompanyChildrensalon
ActivityChildrenswear retailer
LocationTunbridge Wells
2-yr av intl sales growth pa47.93%
International sales £000s*52,480
Total sales £000s*62,015
Staff211
Founded1952
Websitewww.childrensalon.com

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