This rent-to-buy retailer, based near Birmingham, sells home furnishings on credit from 64 stores nationwide. The group is owned by Cabot Square Capital, and in 2011 the American lease-to-own giant Aaron’s bought a minority stake, valuing the company at £87m. Chief executive Michael Sweetland, 58, opened 11 new stores in 2013, helping profits advance to £8.3m in that year.
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