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Serial entrepreneur Steve Bennett, 47, founded Gems TV in 2004 with his wife, Sarah, 37. After bringing in a Thai-based partner to source gems, the Bennetts left the business in 2006. They then set up the Genuine Gemstone Company with Steve’s brother John, 39, selling jewellery online. In 2010 the trio bought back Gems TV for £3m after it ran into trouble. The company now produces two 24-hour jewellery shopping shows – Gems TV in Britain and Rocks TV in America – as well as craft channel Jewellery Maker, helping sales reach £83.7m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank6
CompanyGemporia
ActivityHome shopping jewellery retailer
LocationWorcestershire
Annual sales rise over 3 years189.26%
Latest sales £000s*83,666
Staff370
Founded2008
Websitewww.gemporia.com

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