A pharmacy concession in the luxury department store Harrods counts among 226 outlets that this family-owned company runs across south England. Day Lewis was founded in 1975 when chief executive Kirit Patel, 64, and his brother Jayanti, 68, bought their first shop, in Southborough, Kent.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank112
CompanyDay Lewis
ActivityPharmaceuticals retailer
LocationCroydon
Sales £m*240.8
Operating profit £m*18.5
Main shareholdersKirit Patel (100%)
Staff1,427
Founded1975
Websitewww.daylewisplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda