The growing popularity of angling helped this fishing tackle firm achieve profits of £5.2m in 2015. The Essex business was founded by Clifford Fox in 1964 and sells 3,000 products through retailers in 30 European countries. Mayfair Equity Partners bought a majority stake in 2015, valuing the group at £50m. In June last year, chief executive David Algar, 55, led the acquisition of Polish company Salmo.

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Company details
CompanyFox International Group
ActivityFishing tackle supplier
Annual profit growth81.13%
Latest profits £000s5,200
Latest sales £000s29,147

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