This online retailer runs several websites selling fashion, entertainment, health and beauty products. Matt Moulding, 41, and John Gallemore, 44, founded the Cheshire group in 2004, and its backers include Balderton Capital and Artemis. Sir Terry Leahy, former Tesco boss, has become chairman ahead of a potential float early next year. Hut Group moved from loss to profit in its latest year.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank204
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationNorthwich
Sales £m157.2
Operating profit £m6.1
Main shareholdersFounders and management (44%), private equity consortium (56%)
Staff485
Founded2004
Websitewww.thehutgroup.com

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