This Cheshire pet store group sells everything from own-label pet food and in-store vet services to fashion accessories for dogs. In 2004, the year founder Anthony Preston sold his firm to Bridgepoint Capital for £230m, Pets At Home increased sales by £17m to £219.5m and raised its operating profit to £9m. This year, Pets At Home plans to add 12 new stores to its chain of 162 nationwide.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank78
CompanyPets At Home
ActivityPet products retailer
LocationCheshire
Sales £m219.5
Operating profit £m14.4
Main shareholdersBridgepoint Capital (about 80%), managament (20%)
Staff1,928
Founded1991
Websitewww.petsathome.com

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