This online retailer shipped 13m orders last year for sports nutrition and beauty products, vitamins and weight management items to 190 countries. Led by founders Matt Moulding, 43, and John Gallemore, 46, it sells direct to consumers via 34 international websites, all backed by its proprietary technology. Overseas sales increased by £48m last year, which helped total sales increase by 35% to £248m. In September, the group announced a £210m funding deal with six banks including Barclays.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank110
CompanyThe Hut Group
ActivityOnline retailer
LocationNorthwich
Sales £m248.0
Operating profit £m15.0
Main shareholders

Founders & management (40%), private equity consortium & other investors (60%)

Staff1,049
Founded2004
Websitewww.thehutgroup.com

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