Previously a furniture salesman, Jason Bannister, 47, set up this retailer in 2006 after seeing the demand for his solid hardwood products on eBay. Since opening its first shop in the Cotswolds, the Swindon firm has expanded to 96 outlets nationwide, opening 13 stores last year. New sofa and cabinet ranges, increased focus on digital business and the first full year of its US online subsidiary helped sales rise in 2017 to more than £300m for the first time.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank75
CompanyOak Furniture Land
ActivityFurniture retailer
LocationSwindon
Sales £m303.5
Operating profit £m17.2
Main shareholdersJason Bannister (90%), Terry King (10%)
Staff1,186
Founded2006
Websitewww.oakfurnitureland.co.uk

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