Founder Mark Neale, 52, leads this outdoor clothing and equipment chain, which has almost 400 stores across the UK, Europe, North America and New Zealand, having opened 21 shops abroad last year. The London-based company also operates nine international websites, shipping boots, jackets and ski gear to 100 countries. Private equity firm Inflexion invested £45m for a minority stake in 2018, valuing the company at £310m. Overseas sales hit £78.4m in the year to February 2019.
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