From a single store in London, this cosmetics retailer has expanded to more than 60 locations, including 27 in North America, its largest overseas market. Its website also ships to 56 countries. Founded in 1993 by Nicky Kinnaird, 53, the firm was acquired for an undisclosed sum in 2007 by the American private-equity firm Manzanita Capital. Overseas sales hit £12.8m in 2016, under chief executive Chris Garek, 60.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank138
CompanySpace.NK
ActivityBeauty product retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa30.69%
International sales £000s12,782
Total sales £000s86,549
Staff442
Founded1993
Websitewww.spacenk.com

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