Husband and wife team Tom and Ruth Chapman, 55 and 56 respectively, began with a single boutique in Wimbledon, southwest London, in 1987. They now sell more than 450 luxury fashion brands online and in six London stores. Its website, which draws 3m visits a month, delivers to 176 countries, helping exports hit £227.8m in 2018. Last year, private equity firm Apax Partners bought a majority stake, valuing the group — led by chief executive Ulric Jerome, 40 — at a reported £800m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank60
CompanyMatchesfashion.com
ActivityLuxury fashion retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa66.94%
International sales £000s227,812
Total sales £000s292,791
Staff574
Founded1987
Websitewww.matchesfashion.com

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