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A plethora of celebrity fans – including pop diva Miley Cyrus – have helped signal the return to fashion of Dr Martens boots after six tough years in the early 2000s. The Northamptonshire company’s footwear sells in 65 countries around the world. In October last year, Permira completed a £300m buyout of the iconic brand, which continues its revival under chief executive David Suddens, 66. Profits increased to £26.1m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank93
CompanyDr Martens
ActivityShoe manufacturer and retailer
LocationNorthamptonshire
Annual profit growth44.65%
Latest profits £000s26,082
Latest sales £000s160,399
Staff500
Founded1960
Websitewww.drmartens.com

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