A pharmacy concession in Harrods, the luxury department store, is among 260 outlets that this family-owned company runs across south England. It also supplies medicines and medical equipment to oil rigs and the shipping industry and has a wholesale and distribution business. Day Lewis was founded in 1975 when chief executive Kirit Patel, 65, and his brother Jayanti, 69, bought their first shop, in Southborough, Kent.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank90
CompanyDay Lewis
ActivityPharmaceuticals retailer
LocationCroydon
Sales £m*274.6
Operating profit £m*18.7
Main shareholdersKirit Patel MBE and family (100%)
Staff1,567
Founded1975
Websitewww.daylewisplc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda