Play.com

If you are after the latest Harry Potter book, film or even the soundtrack, e-retailer Play.com can help. The company sells music, books, electronics, gadgets and ringtones online, and is branching out into fashion with an online clothing shop featuring brands such as Animal and Quiksilver. Through PlayTrade, its new internet trading platform, customers can also buy and sell goods directly between themselves. Founded and run by chief executive Simon Perrée and chairman Richard Goulding, this Jersey company achieved sales of £292.4m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank46
CompanyPlay.com
ActivityOnline entertainment retailer
LocationJersey
Sales £m*292.4
Operating profit £mn/a
Main shareholdersSimon Perrée, Richard Goulding and management
Staff600
Founded1998
Websitewww.play.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda