This Manchester-based online retailer sells premium products in the health and beauty sector through more than 160 branded websites, such as MyProtein and Lookfantastic. Founder and chief executive Matthew Moulding, 46, last year led acquisitions of cosmetics brand Illamasqua, beauty subscription service Glossybox and skincare brand Espa, helping sales grow 47% to £736m. The company is reported to be valued at more than £3bn.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank92
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationManchester
Sales £m736
Profit £m69
Year endDec 17
Principal shareholdersMatt & Jodie Moulding (20%), institutional investors (60%), employees (7%), others (13%)
Staff3,222
Founded2004
Websitewww.thg.com

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