Selling all things pet-related from leopard geckos and Russian hamsters to pet food and insurance, Pets at Home operates from 313 stores, 92 in-store veterinary surgeries and 61 “groom-rooms”. It was founded in 1991 by Anthony Preston, and KKR paid £955m to Bridgepoint for the company in 2010. This year, Nick Wood joined as the new chief executive.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank22
CompanyPets At Home
ActivityPet products retailer
LocationCheshire
Sales £m†508.1
Operating profit £m†32.3
Main shareholdersKKR (77%), management (23%)
Staff3,366
Founded1991
Websitewww.petsathome.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda