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Retail power couple enjoy profit boost

Profits have soared at the holding company that handles investments in The White Company and Charles Tyrwhitt, which were founded by Chrissie Rucker and her husband, Nick Wheeler, respectively. 

Operating profit at Bectin rose by 69.9% to £19.4m, as accounts filed at Companies House for the period from 20 June 2015 to 26 March 2016 show.

Profit after tax soared by 80.4% to £15.8m.

The White Company’s profits rose to £17.2m on sales of £184.3m in the year to March 2016. It paid dividends totalling £17.5m, of which £5m went to Bectin.

Profits at Charles Tyrwhitt fell to £4.6m from £18.6m, though sales edged up 2% to £176.2m.

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