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This business 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, the Manchester-based group exports to 56 countries and has offices across Europe and in America, China and Bangladesh. Under chairman and chief executive Keith Black, 60, profits reached £24.4m this year.

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Company details
ActivityOutdoor clothing distributor
Sales £m*260.1
Operating profit £m*24.4
Main shareholdersBlack family (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda