This Cheshire-based online retailer sells premium products in the health and beauty sector, via more than 140 branded websites such as Myprotein and Lookfantastic. The group announced profits of £30.4m on sales of £501.4m in 2016, and was valued at £2.5bn last August, when asset management firm Old Mutual Global Investors acquired a 5% stake in the business for £125m. Founders Matthew Moulding, 46, and John Gallemore, 49, last year oversaw the acquisitions of cosmetics brand Illamasqua, beauty subscription service Glossybox and skincare brand Espa.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank87
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationManchester
Annual profit growth56.78%
Latest profits £000s30,396
Latest sales £000s501,376
Staff1,853
Founded2004
Websitewww.thg.com/

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