Fred Done, 71, opened the first Betfred shop in 1967, using £250,000 that he won from a bet that England would triumph at the 1966 World Cup. In 2011, the Warrington firm bought the state-owned horse racing bookmaker the Tote for £265m. Betfred, which has 1,378 betting shops and a mobile and online gaming service, last year net revenue increased by 23% to £406.6m.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank49
CompanyBetfred
ActivityBookmaker
LocationWarrington
Sales £m†406.6
Operating profit £m†30.9
Main shareholdersFred and Peter Done and family (100%)
Staff5,755
Founded1967
Websitewww.betfredcorporate.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda