A pharmacy concession in Harrods, the luxury department store, is among more than 250 outlets across southern England run by this family-owned company. It supplies medicines and medical equipment to oil rigs and the shipping industry, and has a wholesale and distribution business. The Croydon-based group was founded in 1975 by Kirit Patel — who died in July last year — and his brother Jayanti, 71.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank49
CompanyDay Lewis
ActivityPharmaceuticals retailer
LocationCroydon
Sales £m*362.7
Operating profit £m*21.1
Main shareholdersPatel family (100%)
Staff2,388
Founded1975
Websitewww.daylewisplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda