Co-Founder Peter Williams partly attributes the growth of his fashion retail business to an appetite for Britishness. Selling casual, preppy clothes to 18 to 21-year-olds through the Jack Wills brand, and to a more mature market with Aubin & Wills, the London firm has 73 stores, concessions and outlets in towns across Britain and in the northeast of America. In 2007 Inflexion bought a 27% stake for an undisclosed sum, and sales grew 61% a year, from £22m in 2008 to £92.2m in 2011, with some of the biggest profits on the league table and healthy margins.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank63
CompanyJack Wills
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationNorthwest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years61.14%
Latest sales £000s92,230
Staff1,870
Founded1999
Websitewww.jackwills.com

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