Founder Mark Neale, 50, heads up this outdoor clothing chain, having taken back control of the business in 2013 after an £85m buyout from private equity firm LDC. It has more than 285 shops across Britain, Europe and North America, and its online business ships to 100 countries. Sales have been boosted by new store openings, growing by 31% to £185m in the year to February 2017. It plans to open outlets in Holland and the Czech Republic this year, and expand its presence in the US.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank149
CompanyMountain Warehouse
ActivityOutdoor clothing retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m184.8
Operating profit £m17.6
Main shareholdersMark Neale (85%), Inflexion Private Equity (20%) management (15%)
Staff1,418
Founded1997
Websitewww.mountainwarehouse.com

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