If you need dog food, but don’t want to walk Rover to your local shop to buy it, then Kevin Hague’s company, Petplanet.co.uk, offers an online service with next-day nationwide delivery. Founded in 1999, the business claims to supply more than 8,000 pet products from its warehouses in Scotland, which also stock a range of gardening accessories and furniture for a sister company, Greenfingers.com, which was launched in 2002. Thanks in part to strong internet marketing, M8 Group’s sales have grown by 50% a year, from £3.2m in 2007 to £10.6m in 2010.
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