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Amid high interest in home improvement during the pandemic, this Northern Ireland blind-maker said it achieved record sales in August and September. Husband-and-wife team Michael and Lynda Dickson, 74 and 71 respectively, set up the business more than 40 years ago to sell awnings. It now makes 30,000 blinds a week, which it sells to retailers across Europe. International sales hit £14.7 million in 2019 under managing director Stuart Dickson, 47, son of the founders. Last year, it sold a £10 million minority stake to BGF and acquired Dutch firm Coolblinds.

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Company details
Year2021
Rank74
CompanyDecora
ActivityBlind manufacturer
LocationNorthern Ireland
2-yr av intl sales growth pa50.60%
International sales £000s14,649
Total sales £000s87,795
Staff1,170
Founded1979
Websitewww.decora.co.uk

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