Whether you are a keen cyclist or a serious swimmer, it’s likely that online sports retailer Wiggle has something for you. Created by sports enthusiasts, for sports enthusiasts, the Portsmouth firm was set up by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones with £2,000 of their own money. This year it completed a £12m refinancing deal, backed with £7m from Isis Equity Partners for a 42% stake. Sales rose 85% a year from £2.7m in 2003 to £9.2m in 2005.

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Company details
Year2006
Rank37
CompanyWiggle
ActivityOnline sports goods retailer
LocationPortsmouth
Average 3 year sales growth85.23%
Latest sales £000s9,230
Staff50
Founded1999
Websitewww.wiggle.co.uk

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