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In April, Barbour reorganised its factory in Simonside, Tyne and Wear, to comply with social distancing and make up to 1,500 PPE items a day for the NHS. This fifth-generation family firm holds three royal warrants for its handmade, hardwearing wet weather clothing. It notched up record sales of £225.2m in 2019 — its 125th anniversary year. Managing director Steve Buck, 62, is seeking to add to the brand’s presence in more than 40 countries.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank86
CompanyBarbour
ActivityClothing manufacturer
LocationSouth Shields
Sales £m225.2
Operating profit £m38.4
Main shareholdersDame Margaret Barbour (49%), Trustees of Helen Tavroges (48%), Helen Barbour (3%)
Staff959
Founded1894
Websitewww.barbour.com

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