Claiming to be Britain’s biggest domestic maker of shoes, Hotter supplies comfortable footwear made in Lancashire to more than 80 UK stores. It also ships more than 250,000 pairs each year to America and Germany, where Hotter has online and mail-order businesses. Electra Private Equity bought a majority stake in 2014 for £85m and is funding international growth. Exports reached an annualised £9.5m in 2015. Sara Prowse, 47, joined as chief executive in February.
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