Started in 1989 by the former market trader Chris Dawson, 65, The Range sells leisure, home and garden products from 140 UK stores, with sales growing 15% to £761m in its latest year. In March it revealed plans for a new head office and superstore in Plymouth, which will create 570 jobs. Later this year it is opening a vast, £100m warehouse near Bristol. The former House of Fraser boss Nigel Oddy, 57, joined as chief executive in April.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank80
CompanyThe Range
ActivityValue retailer
LocationPlymouth
Sales £m*761
Profit £m*88
Year endJan 17
Principal shareholdersChris Dawson and family (100%)
Staff9,501
Founded1989
Websitewww.therange.co.uk

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