This London business has sold classic menswear since 1986 and is owned by founder Nick Wheeler, 49 — the firm takes its title from his middle names. The retailer has 16 stores in Britain, five in America, one in France and an online and mail order business in the UK, the US, Australia and Germany. International sales account for more than half of its total sales.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank217
CompanyCharles Tyrwhitt Shirts
ActivityClothing retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*155.3
Operating profit £m*16.3
Main shareholdersNick Wheeler (95%), Peter Higgins (5%)
Staff700
Founded1986
Websitewww.ctshirts.co.uk

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