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Gymshark is the UK's fastest-growing fashion company

Fitness retailer Gymshark came in second place in a list of the UK’s top 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits, with annual profit growth of 152%.

The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years.

Moving up 44 places from 2018, runner-up Gymshark made £18.1m in profit last year on sales of £103.2m across 178 countries.

Online travel agency Loveholidays took the top spot with annual profit growth of 191%.

Gymshark was one of five fashion brands to make this year’s list.


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Others include etailer, which came in at number 28. The West Yorkshire company stocks brands such as Nike, Adidas and Puma, and had profits of £4.4m in 2018.

Premium menswear independent End was at number 49, climbing 41 places from last year. Latest figures show profits rose to £23m in 2018 and it achieved annual profit growth of 71%.

The final fashion-focused businesses featured were Regatta (number 62) and Johnstons of Elgin (66).

Outerwear retailer Regatta, which has offices in Europe, America, China and Bangladesh, made £20.4m profit in 2018 on £193m of sales. It had an annual profit growth of 67%.

Family-run cashmere specialist Johnstons of Elgin featured at number 66, with annual profits up 66% on average. It made a £10.3m profit in 2018 on sales of £73.9m.

Eyewear manufacturer Inspecs was one of 10 companies listed by Profit Track as “one to watch”, after its profit reached £6.3m last year and sales reached £45m.


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