Based in south Wales, BVG sells more than 20,000 consumer products, such as clothing, household goods and fishing tackle. Each year, it distributes 20m mail order catalogues and attracts 30m visits to its websites, which include gardening retailer Thompson & Morgan and shed specialist Waltons. The company’s distribution centres ship more than 6m orders a year to continental Europe and beyond, helping exports hit £9.7m in 2017. The group is led by chief executive Iain Burgess, 47, and backed by BGF, which invested £10m in 2015.
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