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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