Founded in 1989 by managing director Chris Dawson, 67, The Range sells leisure, home and garden products in its 170 UK stores. Last year it opened 19 new sites and began selling frozen food products from Iceland at larger outlets, helping sales grow 14% to £869m. It is slated to open a new Plymouth HQ in the summer, creating 450 jobs.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank79
CompanyThe Range
ActivityValue retailer
LocationPlymouth
Sales £m869
Profit £m86
Year endJan 18
Principal shareholdersSarah Dawson and family (100%)
Staff9,524
Founded1989
Websitewww.therange.co.uk

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