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Having started life in 1985 as a village bicycle shop in Northern Ireland, Chain Reaction says it now delivers 90,000 bicycle related products to more than 100 countries. Managing director Chris Watson, 40, is the son of founders George and Janice Watson, whose daughters Lola, Sabrina and Georgina are also all active in the business. After our research closed, the group reported sales had risen to £153.4m, but profits were flat.

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Company details
CompanyChain Reaction Cycles
ActivityOnline bike retailer
LocationCounty Antrim
Sales £m144.9
Operating profit £m5.2
Main shareholdersWatson family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda