Grahams Toiletries

Founded in 1970 by husband and wife Graham and Margaret Blackledge, this toiletries and household-goods wholesaler had £134.1m sales in 2004. The Lancashire company also has 127 stores throughout Britain trading as Grahams or Bodycare. Last year, it acquired a new site near Manchester, where it plans to build a 100,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution centre. The Blackledges remain the sole owners of the company, and Graham is managing director.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank238
CompanyGrahams Toiletries
ActivityToiletries wholesaler
LocationLancashire
Sales £m134.1
Operating profit £m2.6
Main shareholdersGraham Blackledge (50%), Margaret Blackledge (50%)
Staff1,599
Founded1983

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