This firm was founded in 1920 by three brothers with “a suitcase of silver and hearts full of hope”.

The Lancashire company remains a family business and is now managed by Mark Adlestone, one of the third generation, who oversees operations at 49 stores nationwide. Profits have grown 38% a year from £4.8m in 1999 to £12.5m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank79
CompanyBeaverbrooks the Jewellers
ActivityJewellery retailer
LocationLancashire
Annual profit growth37.57%
Latest profits £000s12,544
Latest sales £000s60,083
Staff503
Founded1920
Websitewww.beaverbrooks.co.uk

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