Hot 100 2013 – 35: British Harlequin

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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