Stuart Hennell, 46, and Lloyd Amsdon, 44, set up this Kent-based retailer in 2002 after realising there was no organised market for trading classic timepieces. Through its websites and seven shops it buys and sells brands such as Cartier and Patek Philippe, with the average watch costing £5,000. It has sold £350m-worth of timepieces to date. The last reported sales of £85.8m to March 2017 look set to rise after the firm sponsored this year’s ITV4 Tour de France coverage, which it says boosted visits to its website by 30% in July.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank88
CompanyWatchfinder
ActivityPre-owned watch retailer
LocationMaidstone
Annual sales rise over 3 years50.57%
Latest sales £000s*85,800
Staff180
Founded2002
Websitewww.watchfinder.co.uk

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