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Welcome Break colleagues Jeremy Richardson and Paul Johnson were experienced leisure-industry operators when they founded Kew Green Hotels in 2001, and their London company now has 20 hotels, including 12 full-service Holiday Inns. This year it made its first foray into four-star hotels when it acquired a Marriott at the John Lennon Airport in Liverpool. The company is partly owned by Bank of Scotland Corporate and Moorfield Group, a specialist property finance group. Its sales have grown 91% a year from £5.4m in 2004 to £37.4m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank34
CompanyKew Green Hotels
ActivityHotel operator
LocationWest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years90.73%
Latest sales £000s37,424
Staff720
Founded2001
Websitewww.kewgreen.co.uk

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