The Edinburgh Woollen Mill

In May, chief executive Philip Day appointed John Herring, a corporate financier, to the board of Edinburgh Woollen Mill, as the retailer prepares to expand both organically and through acquisitions. Speculation is rife that the business, which had sales of £153.6m in 2004, could float soon. The company, which sells clothing, gifts, whisky and other tourist items in 190 stores, was formed through a series of buyouts.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank192
CompanyThe Edinburgh Woollen Mill
ActivityClothing retailer
LocationDumfriesshire
Sales £m153.6
Operating profit £m12
Main shareholdersPhilip Day (54%), Uberior Investments (26%)
Staff3,390
Founded1946
Websitewww.ewm.co.uk

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