Dewhirst

This East Yorkshire clothing manufacturer was listed on the stock market until summer 2001 when the family-led board raised £113m from HSBC to take it private. In 2002 Dewhirst had sales of £377m, down £23m from 2001, and 16,815 staff.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank87
CompanyDewhirst
ActivityClothing manufacturer
LocationEast Yorkshire
Sales £m377
Profit £m29
Year endJan 02
Principal shareholdersDewhirst family and management
Staff16,815
Founded1885
Websitewww.dewhirst.com

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