Selling classic menswear since 1986, this London business is run and owned by Nick Wheeler, who founded it while a student in Bristol. Operating as a limited liability partnership and using his middle names for the firm, it generated £79m in turnover last year from mail-order, online and shop sales. The business has a flagship store in London’s Jermyn Street and another 17 shops worldwide. An improved website, new customers and stores, and better stock management have pushed profits up 53% a year, from £2.6m in 2008 to £9.5m in 2011.
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