Several years as a furniture salesman convinced founder Jason Bannister, 42, to set up his own company in 2004 selling furniture on eBay. After experiencing strong demand for its hardwood products, which Bannister designs himself, the firm has expanded to 48 showrooms and says it is Britain’s largest retailer of solid and hardwood furniture. The Swindon company deals direct with manufacturers, which enables it to keep prices low. Sales hit £83.3m in 2012.
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