This Huddersfield company sells consumer goods such as laptops, kitchen appliances, TVs and furniture via websites including Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct and Furniture 123, and has its own fleet of vehicles for home delivery. The business is led by managing director Nick Glynne, 52, who reinvented a computer retailer business he bought for £3,000 in 1999.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank146
CompanyBuy It Direct
ActivityLaptop and appliance reseller
LocationHuddersfield
Sales £m*186.8
Operating profit £m*4.2
Main shareholdersNick Glynne and family (88%), Simon Barnett (12%)
Staff330
Founded1999
Websitewww.buyitdirect.co.uk

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