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This shoe retailer, which made 1.6m pairs of shoes at its Lancashire factory last year, appointed Peter Taylor, 51, as managing director in 2012 with a brief to grow its exports. Hotter Comfort moved into America in 2010, initially selling online, and total sales abroad reached £4.2m in 2012. Founder Stewart Houlgrave, 53, remains chief executive.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank21
CompanyHotter
ActivityFootwear manufacturer and retailer
LocationLancashire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa124.72%
International sales £000s4,151
Total sales £000s68,970
Staff588
Founded1959
Websitewww.hottershoes.com

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