Fred Done, 72, opened the first Betfred shop in 1967, using £250,000 he won betting 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 nearly 1,400 betting shops and a mobile and online gaming service, last year saw net annualised revenue of £486.1m as punters gambled more than £13bn.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank28
CompanyBetfred
ActivityBookmaker
LocationWarrington
Sales £m†486.1
Operating profit £m†26.2
Main shareholdersFred and Peter Done and family (100%)
Staff6,225
Founded1967
Websitewww.betfredcorporate.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda