This rent-to-buy retailer is expanding rapidly, with 251 stores nationwide and a further 400 locations targeted. It sells electrical items and furniture on credit, with customers making weekly payments. Led by Leo McKee, the firm is majority-owned by Vision Capital, which backed a £170m secondary buyout from Terra Firma in 2007.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank138
CompanyBrightHouse
ActivityHousehold goods retailer
LocationWatford
Sales £m266.5
Operating profit £m33.8
Main shareholdersVision Capital (87%), management (13%)
Staff2,285
Founded1994
Websitewww.brighthousegroup.co.uk

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