This outdoor clothing and footwear brand develops hi-tech fabrics such as Isotex, which is waterproof and breathable, and is also behind the Craghoppers and Dare2b brands. Founded by the Black family in 1981, it exports to 56 countries from its Manchester base, and under chairman and chief executive Keith Black, 59, profits increased to £20.4m in the year to January.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank142
CompanyRegatta
ActivityOutdoor clothing distributor
LocationManchester
Sales £m*193.2
Operating profit £m*20.4
Main shareholdersBlack family (100%)
Staff1,196
Founded1981
Websitewww.regatta.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda