Husband-and-wife team Mark and Clare Shenton, 52 and 46, started selling knitwear at fairs and horse trials in 1989. The online retailer now has eight international websites and overseas sales of £10.5m last year. Last July the West Sussex firm was bought by Langholm Capital for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank71
CompanyWool Overs
ActivityKnitwear retailer
LocationWest Sussex
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa45.61
International sales £000s10,536
Total sales £000s24,299
Staff107
Founded1989
Websitewww.woolovers.com

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