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When Jacqui Green, 52, needed to dispose of used clothes hangers from her ironing business in 2007, she teamed up with Jim Elliot, 57, to sell them on eBay. To the pair’s surprise, they quickly sold out. The Blackpool business now sells its own range of hangers to customers as far afield as New Zealand and South America. International sales hit an annualised £1.9m in 2016 helped by growth in Europe, where the company sells through Amazon Marketplace, eBay and its own website.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank38
CompanyHangerworld
ActivityHangers and accessories retailer
LocationBlackpool
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa62.03%
International sales £000s*†1,919
Total sales £000s*†7,163
Staff70
Founded2007
Websitewww.hangerworld.co.uk

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