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Set up in 1964 by Alan Rayner to sell freezer bags from his Windermere garage, the range of this mail-order kitchenware company now comprises over 4,000 articles, from cleaning products to garden equipment. Goods are sold online and from 79 stores, including seven in the Middle East and three in India. In January next year, former BP retail director Catherine Nunn, 46, will take over as chief executive from Sam Rayner, 63, the founder’s son, who will become chairman.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank147
CompanyLakeland
ActivityKitchen accessory retailer
LocationCumbria
Sales £m175.6
Operating profit £m5.6
Main shareholdersSamuel Rayner (33%), Martin Rayner (33%), Julian Rayner (33%)
Staff1,886
Founded1964
Websitewww.lakelandlimited.com

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