Founded by Steve Oliver, 42, and Walter Gleeson, 47, this Cheshire-based company started life buying CDs, DVDs and games from consumers, enabling them to value their products by entering the barcodes online or with mobile devices. Today, users can sell a wide variety of unwanted household items, including clothes, through the musicMagpie website. The business then resells the products in more than 150 countries throughout the world, generating £17.9m in overseas sales last year.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank20
CompanymusicMagpie.co.uk
ActivityOnline entertainment trader
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa125.70%
International sales £000s17,941
Total sales £000s63,757
Staff850
Founded2007
Websitewww.musicmagpie.co.uk

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