Established with a single hardware store in Leicester in the 1930s, Wilko — renamed from Wilkinson in 2013 — sells goods online and in more than 370 UK stores. Its products span home and kitchen wares, as well as gardening and cleaning products and more. It is owned by the founder’s family, including granddaughter Lisa Wilkinson, 46, who is also a company director.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank33
CompanyWilko
ActivityValue retailer
LocationNottinghamshire
Sales £m1,463
Profit £m63
Year endFeb 14
Principal shareholdersWilkinson family (100%)
Staff21,648
Founded1930
Websitewww.wilkinsonplus.com

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