The Hut Group attracts 300m visits a year to its online shops, which include health and beauty websites Lookfantastic, Myprotein and Exante Diet. Matt Moulding, 42 and John Gallemore, 45, founded the Cheshire group 10 years ago, and its backers include Balderton Capital, KKR, and former Marks &Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose, 65.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank170
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationNorthwich
Sales £m184.3
Operating profit £m9.1
Main shareholdersFounders & management (40%), private equity consortium & other investors (60%)
Staff747
Founded2004
Websitewww.thehutgroup.com

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