Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 73= - Keith Black, Regatta/Craghoppers

The outdoor clothing entrepreneur is worth £120m.

by Philip Beresford

Trafford-based Regatta, founded by chairman Keith Black, is the UK’s most recognised outdoor clothing brand, supplying waterproof clothes, footwear and rucksacks to retailers worldwide. The company supplies value-for-money clothing and footwear, using its own innovative technologies to produce fabrics such as Isotex and Ared, which are waterproof and breathable. It currently exports to 55 countries.

Age: 55
Activity: Outdoor clothing
Wealth: £120m
Latest turnover: £165m
Five-year rise in turnover: 45%
No. of employees: 843
Five-year rise in employment: 45%
Score: 193

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