2013 Top Track 100

Rank: 31   Clarks

Shareholders: Clark family (84%), employees and institutions (16%)

Operating across the world from the small Somerset town where it was founded in 1825, Clarks is growing steadily. More than half of its 1.4bn annualised sales to January were generated abroad, and under chief executive Melissa Potter, 46, the company has moved into India, where it now has 25 stand-alone stores, and relaunched itself in China, where it has opened 400 outlets in partnership with local footwear retailers.

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Company facts

Clarks
Shoe retailer and wholesaler
Company website

2013 Sales*1,433m
2013 Profit*150m
Financial year endJan 13
2013 staff15,059
Founded1825
Location of HQSomerset
If applicable:
* = annualised figures
= draft accounts