This Manchester homeware company makes products ranging from cake decorations and pressure cookers to power tools and clocks under its VonHaus and VonShef brands. It sells them through its online store Domu.co.uk, as well as retailers such as Amazon, Tesco, eBay and Rakuten. Founders and old school friends Mark Januszewski, 33, and Craig Foster, 34, started Designer Habitat in 2009. The company’s launch into America helped to boost revenue to an annualised £21.4m this year. It has also diversified into home exercise equipment, with the launch of the Gold Coast brand.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank36
CompanyDesigner Habitat
ActivityHomeware manufacturer
LocationManchester
Annual sales rise over 3 years70.84%
Latest sales £000s†*21,427
Staff90
Founded2009
Websitewww.designerhabitat.co.uk

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* supplied by company † annualised figure