International Track 200

Husband-and-wife team Tom, 56, and Ruth Chapman, 58, launched this business with a single boutique in 1987. The retailer sells more than 450 luxury fashion brands online to 176 countries and in six London stores. Private equity firm Apax Partners bought a majority stake in 2017, valuing the group at a reported £800m, and exports rose to £295.2m in the year to January 2019. Amazon executive Ajay Kavan, 49, will join as chief executive next month.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank134
CompanyMATCHESFASHION
ActivityLuxury fashion retailer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa41.22%
International sales £000s295,179
Total sales £000s371,784
Staff682
Founded1987
Websitewww.matchesfashion.com

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