Mint Velvet’s range of women’s clothing, accessories and footwear is available online and at its 38 shops in the UK and 96 concessions. It also has 12 stores in Switzerland, eight in Ireland, and three franchise outlets in Dubai. Co-founders Liz Houghton, 53, Lisa Agar-Rea, 49, Stuart Grant, 43, and Jane Rawlings, 51, set up the retailer in 2009. Investment business The Lewis Trust Group, owned by the founders of River Island, bought a stake in the company in 2015 to support its expansion, helping exports rise to £4.9m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank100
CompanyMint Velvet
ActivityWomenswear retailer
LocationHigh Wycombe
2-yr av intl sales growth pa47.33%
International sales £000s4,873
Total sales £000s87,444
Staff712
Founded2009
Websitewww.mintvelvet.co.uk

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