Chris Dawson, 62, started as a market trader in Plymouth in 1980. He founded The Range in 1989 and now has 88 stores selling leisure, home and garden products, with sales of £470m in the year to January. Dawson has made a name for himself as an astute dealmaker — when the MFI chain went bust, he bought stock from the administrators, paying £3m for goods worth £68m.
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