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Trading as Total Home Entertainment, Amp Enterprises distributes 140,000 DVDs, books, CDs and computer games to retailers such as J Sainsbury, Somerfield and Morrisons. The Newcastle-under- Lyme company was formed in 2000 when Denis Ashton and Warren Mason bought out the then loss- making business from John Menzies for £12m. The pair secured a £29m cash injection in 2003 when 3i took a 49% stake in the firm. It reported sales of £287.1m in 2004.

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Company details
CompanyAMP Enterprises
ActivityEntertainment goods wholesaler
Sales £m287.1
Operating profit £m9
Main shareholders3i (49%), Denis Ashton (25%), Warren Mason (25%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda