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Linda Bennett, 51, started with a single shoe shop in Wimbledon in 1990. Today the company has 141 stores and concessions worldwide and loyal fans that include the Duchess of Cambridge. New store openings in America, Europe and the Middle East boosted international sales to £27.4m in 2013. Phoenix Equity Partners and Sirius Equity backed a £100m buyout in 2008. Sirius co-founder Robert Bensoussan, 56, is chairman and also took over as chief executive in February.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank74
CompanyLK Bennett
ActivityWomen's fashion retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa49.47%
International sales £000s27,385
Total sales £000s91,246
Staff714
Founded1990
Websitewww.lkbennett.com

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