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This company says it is Britain’s biggest shoe maker, with its Lancashire factory supplying 63 stores nationwide. It began selling online in America in 2010. In January, Electra Private Equity paid £85m for a majority stake to fund expansion. Founder Stewart Houlgrave, 54, retains a stake and Peter Taylor, 51, former managing director, took over as chief executive. Exports hit £6m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank16
CompanyHotter
ActivityFootwear manufacturer and retailer
LocationLancashire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa109.75%
International sales £000s5,992
Total sales £000s74,960
Staff650
Founded1959
Websitewww.hottershoes.com

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