This Sheffield business is a one-stop shop for all hiking, mountaineering, camping, and outdoor equipment and clothing. Under chief executive Chris Matthews, 42, it opened its 49th store in June, after securing a £33m refinancing deal last year. In 2011, 3i invested £28m for a minority stake, alongside management and previous investor YFM.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank193
CompanyGO Outdoors
ActivityOutdoor equipment retailer
LocationSheffield
Sales £m171.0
Operating profit £m3.0
Main shareholders3i and YFM (40%), management (60%)
Staff1,819
Founded1998
Websitewww.gooutdoors.co.uk

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