This fashion retailer was valued at £230m in 2016 when founder David Reiss, 75, sold a majority stake to private equity firm Warburg Pincus. Reiss has used the investment to continue its international expansion, opening outlets in the US, Canada, Australia and, most recently, South Korea. The brand’s popularity soared after the Duchess of Cambridge wore a Reiss dress for her engagement in 2011, and the company now has 181 stores in 18 countries. Last year, overseas sales hit £42.1m and Christos Angelides, 55, was appointed chief executive.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank157
CompanyReiss
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa32.71%
International sales £000s42,132
Total sales £000s164,540
Staff1,474
Founded1971
Websitewww.reiss.co.uk

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