A family-run business since it was founded in 1904, Brewers says it is the UK’s largest independent decorators’ merchant. It supplies branded paint, tools, wallpaper and other products from 158 stores nationwide, to both trade and DIY customers. Still actively managed by the Brewer family and chaired by Mark Brewer, 60, the group also sells its own paint range, Albany.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank162
CompanyBrewers
ActivityDecorating materials retailer
LocationEastbourne
Sales £m161.3
Operating profit £m7.9
Main shareholdersBrewer family (100%)
Staff1,124
Founded1904
Websitewww.brewers.co.uk

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