Launched 21 years ago in a Salcombe windsurfing school by Alastair Parker-Swift, 44, Crew designs and sells premium casual clothing inspired by its coastal heritage. Managing director Octavia Morley, 45, runs the 78-store operation from its head office in London, and has added 22 new stores in the past two years. Profits at the group, which has been backed by Isis Equity Partners since 2006, reached £4m in 2012.
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