It has been 20 years since managing director Tim Kemp, 71, opened the doors of his first boutique London hotel. Seven more have followed in the city, with award-winning interiors designed by his wife, Kit. With function rooms and cinemas available for hire, private events generated 13% of group revenue last year. In February, it opened its second hotel in New York.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank228
CompanyFirmdale Hotels
ActivityHotelier
LocationCentral London
Sales £m125.8
Operating profit £m15.3
Main shareholdersTim and Kit Kemp (96%), Midana Ltd (4%)
Staff1,461
Founded1983
Websitewww.firmdale.com

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