Day Lewis was founded in 1975 when chief executive Kirit Patel bought his first pharmacy in Southborough in Kent. The company is now one of the largest family-owned pharmacy groups in the UK with 190 outlets across the south of England. It also has a distribution and wholesale pharmacy business.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank210
CompanyDay Lewis
ActivityPharmaceuticals retailer
LocationCroydon
Sales £m*192.3
Operating profit £m*15.1
Main shareholdersKirit Chimanbhai Patel (80%), Kirit Patel Junior (10%), Jayanti Patel Junior (10%)
Staff1,267
Founded1975
Websitewww.daylewisplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda