Executive chairman Alistair McGeorge, 59, returned last September to lead a turnaround at this London fashion retailer. In March, he oversaw a company voluntary arrangement that could see the closure of up to 60 stores and the loss of 980 jobs; the arrangement was met with approval by 98% of its creditors. He also introduced a cost-cutting programme and a stock clearance. Sales fell 7% to £1.3bn in 2018, with losses of £34m, but the company says the initiatives are starting to take effect.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank42
CompanyNew Look
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,348
Profit £m-34
Year endMar 18
Principal shareholdersBrait (90%), Tom Singh and other management (10%)
Staff17,943
Founded1969
Websitewww.newlookgroup.com/

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