Teenage girls are the target for DCK, which sells affordable jewellery in stores such as Topshop, Miss Selfridge and Matalan. The Essex company has an international presence, with 3,785 concessions and stand-alone stores in 29 countries. Sales rose 28% to £190.5m in 2010, with profits climbing to £15.8m under chief executive Stephen Longdon. In July last year Caird Capital purchased a 20% stake from Bank of Scotland as part of a larger acquisition of the bank’s investments. Founder Alan Witzenfeld and his wife, Lyetta, retain a 40% stake.
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