Executive chairman Alistair McGeorge, 60, recently appointed former House of Fraser boss Nigel Oddy as operations director to spearhead the turnaround of this fashion retailer. In January, New Look agreed a debt-for-equity swap with key bondholders to cut long-term debt from £1.3bn to £350m, handing them control of the business. It has also closed about 85 of its target 100 UK stores agreed under a company voluntary arrangement last year, while withdrawing from China and Belgium.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank50
CompanyNew Look
ActivityFashion retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,221
Profit £m69
Year endMar 19
Principal shareholdersBrait (88%), founder (6%), management (6%)
Staff15,528
Founded1969
Websitewww.newlookgroup.com/

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