Speedo, Mitre and Berghaus are among the famous clothing and sports brands managed by this London business. Founded in 1932 as the Liverpool Shoe Company, it has been run by three generations of the Rubin family, with Stephen Rubin, 81, the current chairman, and his son, Andy, the chairman of Pentland Brands. Pentland is active in 190 countries and international sales hit £1.4bn in 2017. The group also owns a majority stake in JD Sports, which acquired American retailer Finish Line in a $560m (£435m) deal last year.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank192
CompanyPentland Group
ActivityBrand manager and retailer
LocationNorth London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa31.81%
International sales £000s1,401,500
Total sales £000s3,638,900
Staff20,865
Founded1932
Websitewww.pentland.com

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