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Founded in 1916, this family business makes more than 10 million duvets and 20 million pillows a year under its Slumberdown, Snuggledown and John Cotton brands. Third-generation family member Mark Cotton, 44, is managing director of the West Yorkshire-based group. It acquired Australian pillow and duvet-maker Tontine for £7.3m in 2017, and saw profits of £11.6m in 2019, up 28%.

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Company details
CompanyJohn Cotton Group
ActivityBedding manufacturer
LocationWest Yorkshire
Sales £m217.3
Operating profit £m11.6
Main shareholdersCotton family (100%)

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* supplied by company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda