More than 2,000 hours of original sports footage — from snooker, darts and fishing to gymnastics and netball — are produced each year by Essex-based Matchroom Sport. The company stages, promotes and televises 11 sports, and was founded in 1982 by chairman Barry Hearn, 69, who now runs it with his son Eddie, 38. A large pay-per-view audience for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight victory over Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017 helped lift profits to £13.5m last year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank81
CompanyMatchroom Sport
ActivitySporting events promoter
LocationEssex
Annual profit growth58.84%
Latest profits £000s13,488
Latest sales £000s100,247
Staff74
Founded1982
Websitewww.matchroomsport.com

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