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This High Wycombe business was founded four years ago by Liz Houghton, 48, Stuart Grant, 38, Lisa Agar-Rea, 44, and Jane Rawlings, 47. Mint Velvet sells relaxed but glamorous clothing for women, and its sales have climbed to £34.4m this year. The brand has now expanded to more than 100 stores in the UK and Ireland, of which 18 are stand-alone boutiques. The retailer’s clothing, shoes and accessories are also sold online and through concessions in John Lewis, Fenwick and House of Fraser. Mint Velvet recently ventured overseas, opening two concessions in Singapore.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank14
CompanyMint Velvet
ActivityLadies' clothing retailer
LocationHigh Wycombe
Annual sales rise over 3 years132.94%
Latest sales £000s*34,368
Staff351
Founded2009
Websitewww.mintvelvet.co.uk

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