Dating back to 1895, this football club achieved its highest-ever turnover last year, with sales up 29% to £183.3m, driven by broadcasting revenue, and profits hitting £56.8m. Under chief executive Baroness Karren Brady, 49, the club had its second season in the converted London Stadium this year — originally constructed for the 2012 Olympics — and retained its place in the Premier League. In May, the club hired former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, 65.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank152
CompanyWest Ham United
ActivityFootball club
LocationLondon
Sales £m183.3
Operating profit £m56.8
Main shareholders

David Sullivan (51%), David Gold (35%), others (14%)

Staff399
Founded1895
Websitewww.whufc.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda