TJ Hughes

This company’s original shop in Liverpool has been a prominent feature of the city centre since 1912. The chain now trades from 54 sites across Britain with a “lowest price in town” strategy, as well as from its website, selling everything from clothes and perfume to televisions and mattresses. The business was acquired by Silverfleet Capital in a £56m buyout in 2003. Sue Tennant, chief executive since 2007, oversaw sales of £266.7m in the year to January 2010.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank97
CompanyTJ Hughes
ActivityDepartment store operator
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m*266.7
Operating profit £m*6.8
Main shareholdersSilverfleet Capital (85%), management (15%)
Staff4,189
Founded1912
Websitewww.tjhughes.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda