END. started life in 2005 as a shop in Newcastle but its co-founders — university friends John Parker and Christiaan Ashworth, both 36 — saw the potential of the internet 12 months after launch and set up an online store. The menswear retailer now ships up to 6,000 parcels a day, stocking a curated selection of luxury fashion, emerging designers and exclusive sport and streetwear, from brands such as Moncler, Off-White and Alexander McQueen. Securing investment from Index Ventures in 2014 has helped the business expand its retail footprint — it opened its London Soho flagship store in October. Sales reached £101.1m in the year to March and its operating profits of £23m are the highest on the league table.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank69
CompanyEND.
ActivityOnline menswear retailer
LocationNewcastle
Annual sales rise over 3 years55.76%
Latest sales £000s101,051
Staff316
Founded2005
Websitewww.endclothing.co.uk

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