This outdoor clothing brand has more than 260 stores across the UK, Europe and North America, while its online business contributes a quarter of total sales. Founder and chief executive Mark Neale, 49, is leading the group’s overseas expansion — it already ships to 100 countries and international sales account for 30% of its annual trade. The London-based firm is celebrating 20 years of uninterrupted growth, seeing turnover grow 31% to £184.8m in the year to February, boosted by new store openings.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank131
CompanyMountain Warehouse
ActivityOutdoor clothing brand
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*184.8
Operating profit £m*17.6
Main shareholdersMark Neale (85%), management (15%)
Staff1,850
Founded1997
Websitewww.mountainwarehouse.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda