Rochdale Textile Supplies

In the hard-pressed textile sector, it is good to know that someone is prospering. Peter Stock founded Rochdale Textile Supplies in 1985 to supply the towelling grips that replace worn-out handles on squash rackets. Later it bought three fabric suppliers and today the company makes hardwearing fabric for factory overalls. The acquisitions have helped to drive up profits by 70% a year from £1.1m in 1997 to £5.4m in 2000, when the firm had 207 staff.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank16
CompanyRochdale Textile Supplies
ActivityWoven textile wholesaler
LocationLancashire
Annual profit growth70.25%
Latest profits £000s5,364
Latest sales £000s43,444
Staff207
Founded1985

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