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Keep it in the family is the motto of the Fenwicks, seven of whom are directors or manage this venerable department-store chain. The first outlet opened in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1882 and is still the firm’s headquarters, while the New Bond Street store has been a London institution for more than a century. Fenwick has 11 stores in England including the recently acquired Bentalls stores in Kingston and Bracknell, and Williams & Griffin based in Colchester. Under chairman Mark Fenwick, great-grandson of the founder, sales reached £280.3m in 2007.

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Company details
ActivityDepartment store operator
LocationNewcastle Upon Tyne
Sales £m280.3
Operating profit £m29.9
Main shareholdersFenwick family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda