London-based Pentland manages clothing and sports-equipment brands such as Berghaus, Canterbury and Speedo. It designs the products for each brand, makes them or outsources their production, decides marketing strategy and handles distribution to retailers. It also owns a majority stake in JD Sports. It is owned by the founding Rubin family and chaired by Stephen Rubin, 77. His son Andy Rubin, 50, is chairman of Pentland Brands.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank19
CompanyPentland Group
ActivityBrand manager and retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*2,186
Profit £m*202
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersRubin family (100%)
Staff19,823
Founded1932
Websitewww.pentland.com

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