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Essex-based Matchroom Sport produces more than 2,500 hours of original footage every year, staging, promoting and televising more than 150 events across 11 sports. Set up in 1982 by chairman Barry Hearn, 70, it was mostly involved in snooker event management during the 1980s, but has diversified its coverage to include golf, fishing and gymnastics. Recent growth has been fuelled by the success of Matchroom Boxing, whose stable includes Anthony Joshua, Kell Brook and Amir Khan. Its pay-per-view fights regularly attract more than 1.5m purchases through Sky Sports Box Office. Barry’s son Eddie Hearn, 39, now heads the group, helping to steer sales to £137.2m in the year to June. Its operating profits of £21m are one of the highest on the league table.

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Company details
CompanyMatchroom Sport
ActivitySporting events promoter
Annual sales rise over 3 years58.60%
Latest sales £000s*137,200

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* supplied by company † annualised figure