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This Liverpool musical equipment retailer is bucking all the trends. Having started out as a mail-order and internet-based business, run by founders Robert Williams and Jason Tavaria from their university digs, it is now attempting to storm the high street. Dolphin Music opened its first store in Liverpool in 2005, taking £1m in sales in its first year, and has since opened in the Gateshead Metro Centre and Huddersfield. The core business remains selling music equipment to home users, professionals and the educational sector. Sales have grown 93% a year from £1.3m in 2004 to £9.3m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank37
CompanyDolphin Music
ActivityMusical equipment retailer
LocationLiverpool
Annual sales rise over 3 years93.38%
Latest sales £000s9,295
Staff54
Founded1999
Websitewww.dolphinmusic.co.uk

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