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Footwear brand Dr Martens marked its 60th anniversary this year by more than doubling profits, which reached £154.5m, up from £73m in 2019. With the exception of a few stores in America, all its 122 shops worldwide have reopened after the pandemic. Backed by the private equity firm Permira, the Northamptonshire business is led by chief executive Kenny Wilson, 54, who has accelerated its growth worldwide.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank7
CompanyDr Martens
ActivityShoe manufacturer and retailer
LocationNorthamptonshire
Sales £m672.2*
Operating profit £m154.5*
Main shareholdersPermira (70%), Griggs family and settlements (20%), management (10%)
Staff2,288
Founded1960
Websitewww.drmartens.com

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda