Toolbank was established in Dartford, Kent, in 1974 and now has partnerships with brands such as Black & Decker, Stanley and Dimplex to stock more than 30,000 hand and power tools and hardware products. Retail customers can buy online or from its network of 12 Toolbank depots. Under chief executive Wayne Flory, 47, it has expanded its activities by acquiring companies in similar market sectors. This includes a move into lucrative areas such as gardening products.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank219
CompanyToolbank
ActivityTool distributor
LocationKent
Sales £m157.2
Operating profit £m11.6
Main shareholdersJohn Twallin (13%), estates & settlementsTrust (47%), other (40%)
Staff776
Founded1974
Websitewww.toolbank.com

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