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Hot 100 2013 35: British Harlequin

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The basics

Company name: British Harlequin
What they do: Flooring for theatre and entertainment venues
Headquarters: Tunbridge Wells
The Boss: Bob Dagger

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 11,310
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 38
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 1,085

The details

Founded in 1979 by Bob Dagger, Harlequin Floors has become recognised worldwide for its experience and reputation. Used by all the top opera houses including the Royal Opera House, the Bolshoi Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet and Sydney Opera House ? Harlequin is the world leader in flooring for dance, shows and events.

“When I launched my company over 30 years ago, I aimed at designing floors for theatre and dance using new, advanced materials,” says Dagger. I” m pleased that today nearly all of the world’s most prestigious dance companies, along with many of the world’s largest venues, recognise the advantages of Harlequin floors; fewer injury risks and improvement in artists” trust in the floor.

Turnover has risen from £4.3m to £11.3m in four years, while Ebitda stands at £1.1m.

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