Wiggle CRC was formed in 2016 when online sports retailer Wiggle, backed by private equity firm Bridgepoint, bought its Belfast rival Chain Reaction Cycles for £43.5m. It says it is the largest online retailer in its sector, and has customers in 100 countries, with overseas sales of £148.4m in the year to January 2017. Last October, it bought German competitor Bike24. Chief executive Will Kernan, 48, heads the group.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank149
CompanyWiggleCRC
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationPortsmouth
2-yr av intl sales growth pa34.52%
International sales £000s148,398
Total sales £000s282,946
Staff751
Founded1999
Websitewww.wiggle.co.uk

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