Mackays is a Scottish family business founded in the era of post-war rationing. It operates 260 stores offering keenly priced clothing, lingerie and homeware, with a stable of own-brand labels such as M&Co and KylieKlub, a range for girls between the ages of 9 and 13. Chairman and chief executive Iain McGeoch owns 90% of Mackays, which had sales of £144.7m in the year to February 2005.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank211
CompanyM&Co
ActivityClothing and homeware retailer
LocationInchinnan, near Glasgow
Sales £m*144.7
Operating profit £m*15.0
Main shareholdersMcGeoch family (90%)
Staff2,769
Founded1834
Websitewww.mandco.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda