Founded in 1894, this company is led by fourth-generation owner Dame Margaret Barbour. It is best known for its waxed jackets, and its products are worn by the royal family and celebrities including Lily Allen. The firm manufactures in Britain and generates two-thirds of its sales overseas. A greater product range and further expansion overseas are driving growth.

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Company details
Year2008
CompanyBarbour
ActivityClothing manufacturer
LocationSouth Shields
Profits £0007,924
Sales £00058,142
Staff554
Founded1894
Websitewww.barbour.com