Harrods’ iconic Knightsbridge store attracts 15m shoppers a year, many of them overseas visitors, and delivers goods to 40 countries. It has been given a £200m makeover since 2013, including a 42,000sqft “shoe heaven”, funded by Qatar Holding, which bought Harrods in 2010 for a reported £1.5bn. The group’s other services include personal banking, property management and helicopter charters. This year it announced the launch of its first in-house furniture brand under the guidance of managing director Michael Ward, 59.

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Company details
CompanyHarrods Group
ActivityDepartment store operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m840
Profit £m252
Year endJan 16
Principal shareholdersQatar Holding (100%)

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