Ralph Lauren and Missoni are just two of the luxury brands Amara sells online. Started in 2005 by husband-and-wife team Andrew and Sam Hood, 48 and 51, the business ships home furnishings from its Essex warehouse to as far afield as Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Exports were £3.7m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank30
CompanyAmara
ActivityHome furniture online retailer
LocationEssex
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa93.23
International sales £000s*3,694
Total sales £000s*8,776
Staff65
Founded2005
Websitewww.amara.com

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