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Headquartered in Bournemouth, Hobbycraft says it is the largest multi-channel arts and crafts retailer in the UK, with 82 stores nationwide and online sales. It sells 30,000 products for 250 activities, such as card-making and baking, and more than 1.3m people have joined its Hobbycraft Club, helping sales rise to £141.1m this year. The group, which is led by chief executive Catriona Marshall, 48, was acquired by Bridgepoint in a management buyout for an undisclosed sum in 2010.

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Company details
CompanyHobbyCraft Group
ActivityCraft goods retailer
Sales £m*141,100
Operating profit £m*1,200

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