Founded in 2005 by university friends John Parker, 38, and Christiaan Ashworth, 38, END has grown from a shop in Newcastle upon Tyne to a global online retailer. It ships 7,000 products a day worldwide and stocks more than 500 brands and designers, including Comme des Garçons. Its stores in London and Newcastle reopened in mid- June with social distancing measures in place, followed by its Glasgow outlet at the end of the month. It is backed by private equity firm CORIndex Ventures, which bought a minority stake for an undisclosed sum in 2014.
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