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Founded from a garage in Nottingham in 1971, this made-to-measure blinds, curtains and shutters retailer now has a network of more than 1,000 advisers, visiting half a million homes a year. Last year chief executive John Risman, 50, secured a £113.5m refinancing. The acquisition of Customwest Trading plus adding new products to its range helped boost profits 26% to £14m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank197
CompanyHillarys
ActivityWindow coverings retailer
LocationNottingham
Sales £m*170.0
Operating profit £m*14.0
Main shareholdersEuropean Capital (75%), management (25%)
Staff1,491
Founded1971
Websitewww.hillarys.co.uk

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