Several years as a furniture salesman convinced Jason Bannister, 46, to set up this furniture retailer in 2006. Demand for solid hardwood products has seen the Swindon firm expand to 80 show rooms nationwide. It has also expanded into North America, with the launch of a US subsidiary. New store openings and extensive TV advertising helped profits almost double to £15.9m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank73
CompanyOak Furniture Land
ActivityFurniture retailer
LocationSwindon
Sales £m279.7
Operating profit £m15.9
Main shareholdersJason Bannister (100%)
Staff1,175
Founded2006
Websitewww.oakfurnitureland.co.uk

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