2013 The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200
Rank: 177 Cath Kidston
Currently celebrating 20 years in business, most of Cath Kidston’s overseas turnover of £17.4m in 2012 comes from its 62 international shops selling its range of homewares, bags and clothing in quirky nostalgic designs. The brand’s shops are located across Asia, as well as in Spain and Ireland. In 2010, TA Associates backed a majority buyout from the company’s founder Cath Kidston, 54, valuing the business at about £100m. Former European president of Claire’s Accessories, Kenny Wilson, 46, took over as chief executive in 2011.
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|2-yr av int'l sales growth||29.53% pa|
|2012 int'l sales||£17.4m|
|2010 int'l sales||£10.4m|
|2012 total sales||£89.0m|
|Location of HQ||West London|
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