Dreams says it is the largest specialist bed retailer in Britain with 14% of the market. The company sells more than 120 different beds and mattresses from 177 superstores nationwide. Mike and Carol Clare founded the company in 1985 and sold a majority stake to Exponent this March in a deal worth more than £200m. The firm plans to continue to expand. Sales reached £166.8m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank249
CompanyDreams
ActivityBed retailer
LocationHigh Wycombe
Sales £m166.8
Operating profit £m12.2
Main shareholdersExponent Private Equity, management
Staff1,303
Founded1985
Websitewww.dreams.co.uk

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