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This designer kidswear retailer shut all its stores in lockdown, but saw online sales increase. Chief executive Michele Harriman-Smith, 68, has transformed the clothes shop founded in 1952 by her mother, Sybil, into a global online retailer. Websites in seven languages sell products from brands including Armani, Burberry and Gucci to customers in 160 countries. The Kent-based business increased sales by 21% to £116.1m in 2019.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank221
CompanyChildrensalon
ActivityChildrenswear retailer
LocationTunbridge Wells
Sales £m116.1
Operating profit £m18.6
Main shareholdersHarriman-Smith family (100%)
Staff450
Founded1952
Websitewww.childrensalon.com

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