International Track 200

Describing itself as an international lifestyle brand, Cath Kidston sells a range of homewares, bags and clothing decorated in its distinctive retro floral designs. Most overseas turnover comes from Japan, where the firm has eight shops. It also has two stores in South Korea, two in Ireland and online shops in Japan and America. There are plans to open more Japanese outlets and expand in Taiwan and Singapore. Cath Kidston founded the business in 1993, and last year TA Associates backed a majority buyout, valuing the firm at £100m. Foreign sales have grown 93% a year, from £2.8m in 2008 to £10.4m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank33
CompanyCath Kidston
ActivityLifestyle retailer
LocationWest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa92.98%
International sales £000s10,398
Total sales £000s50,369
Staff383
Founded1993
Websitewww.cathkidston.co.uk

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