Dr Martens boots have come a long way since finding popularity among industrial and postal workers in the 1960s. Its iconic footwear and accessories now sell in 65 countries, with America its largest market. Growth was delivered in all regions last year, and sales rose 30% to £209.1m. In 2013, Permira completed a £300m buyout of the Northamptonshire business, with Steve Murray, 55, taking over as chief executive last year.

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Company details
CompanyDr Martens
ActivityShoe manufacturer and retailer
Sales £m209.1
Operating profit £m29.6
Main shareholders

Permira (70%), Griggs family and settlements (20%), management (10%)


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