This pharmaceuticals retailer was founded in 1975 when chief executive Kirit Patel, 63, bought his first shop, in Southborough, Kent. The company now has 215 outlets across the south of England and a distribution and wholesale business. Earlier this year, it received an Investors in People gold award.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank145
CompanyDay Lewis
ActivityPharmaceuticals retailer
LocationCroydon
Sales £m*200.9
Operating profit £m*17.7
Main shareholdersKirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
Staff1,342
Founded1975
Websitewww.daylewisplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda