Founded in 2007 by Philip Chaimo, 55, and Sophia Ciampa, 36, Apricot sells affordable women’s fashion in 11 of its own shops and more than 500 concessions in retailers such as New Look and Debenhams across the UK and Ireland. The London company, known for its signature prints, moved onto continental Europe five years ago, and now has 400 concessions concentrated in Germany and Italy that boosted international sales to £12.7m this year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank76
CompanyApricot
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa46.09%
International sales £000s*12,650
Total sales £000s*39,000
Staff235
Founded2007
Websitewww.apricotonline.co.uk

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