In 1981, the Chadwick family went shopping for waterproof coats in Penzance and bought the clothing store instead. Inspired by selling fisherman’s workwear, brothers Neil, 53, Leigh, 62, and David Chadwick, 61, created the Seasalt Cornwall clothing brand. The retailer now has 70 shops across Britain and Ireland, and sells online to more than 150 countries. It sold a minority stake to BGF for £11.5m in 2018, and international sales rose to £3.7m in 2019. Chief executive Paul Hayes, 48, plans to launch websites in Germany and America this spring.
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