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In 2003, hairdresser Shaun Pulfrey, 51, had an idea for a brush that could untangle his clients’ hair. After two years of development, he remortgaged his flat to fund the Tangle Teezer hairbrush and in 2007 entered the BBC programme Dragons’ Den to pitch his idea. He was rejected by the business tycoons but clinched a deal to stock the brush in Boots, helping sales climb to £8.5m this year. Manufactured in Britain, the hairstyling phenomenon is exported to more than 110 countries and has won a string of famous fans, including actress Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham and the model Cara Delevingne.

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Company details
CompanyTangle Teezer
ActivityHair products supplier
LocationSouth London
Annual sales rise over 3 years118.91%
Latest sales £000s*8,527

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* supplied by company † annualised figure