This rent-to-buy retailer sells electrical items and furniture on credit from more than 280 stores nationwide, with customers making weekly payments. The Watford firm is expanding rapidly and aims to open 15 outlets a year. Led by Leo McKee, 67, it is majority-owned by Vision Capital, which backed a £170m secondary buyout from Terra Firma in 2007.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank82
CompanyBrightHouse
ActivityHousehold goods retailer
LocationWatford
Sales £m297.0
Operating profit £m36.7
Main shareholdersVision Capital (87%), management (13%)
Staff2,714
Founded1994
Websitewww.brighthousegroup.co.uk

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