International Track 200

Mentioned in the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, this iconic lingerie brand has been busy opening retail outlets around the world and plans to open its hundredth boutique this year. Its offering of luxury underwear, swimsuits and accessories generated £22.9m in exports in 2013. The London firm recently teamed up with actress Penelope Cruz and her sister Monica to develop a cheaper wholesale range, L’Agent, which chief executive Garry Hogarth, 59, expects to grow quickly.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank131
CompanyAgent Provocateur
ActivityLuxury lingerie retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa30.94%
International sales £000s22,862
Total sales £000s39,042
Staff327
Founded1994
Websitewww.agentprovocateur.com

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