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Buy It Direct sells consumer goods such as laptops, kitchen appliances, TVs and furniture via websites including Laptops Direct, Appliances Direct and Furniture123. It also claims to stock Britain’s largest range of drones and has a “drone zone” showroom, where customers can try before they buy. The Huddersfield firm is led by managing director Nick Glynne, 51, who reinvented the business from a computer retailer he bought for £3,000 in 1999.

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Company details
CompanyBuy It Direct
ActivityLaptop and appliance reseller
Sales £m*146.0
Operating profit £m*2.9
Main shareholdersNick Glynne and family (88%), Simon Barnett (12%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda