For the last two decades this hi-fi retailer has held the Guinness World Record for most sales per square foot of any retail outlet. The record-breaking London Bridge store was opened by Julian Richer, 56, when he was just 19. The company has since expanded to 53 stores, which also sell home cinema and television equipment. In 2013 it launched Richer Unsigned, an initiative to find the UK’s best undiscovered musical talent.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank246
CompanyRicher Sounds
ActivityAudio-visual retailer
LocationCentral London
Sales £m143.4
Operating profit £m5.6
Main shareholdersJulian Richer (95%), Rosie Richer (5%)
Staff494
Founded1978
Websitewww.richersounds.com

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