Founded in 2002 by three friends — Alex Reilley, 41, Jake Bishop, 41, and Dave Reid, 49, this company operates 53 café bars and restaurant bars, which are open all day. Piper Private Equity bought a significant minority stake in Loungers for £16m in 2012, and 12 new venue openings in the past year have helped the company to raise sales to £33.7m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank98
CompanyLoungers
ActivityCafé and bar operator
LocationBristol
Annual sales rise over 3 years45.61%
Latest sales £000s*33,731
Staff880
Founded2002
Websitewww.thelounges.co.uk

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