|Traded as||LSE: CPR|
|Number of locations||470 +|
|Key people||Lord Harris of Peckham, (Chairman)
Darren Shapland, (Chief Executive)
|Revenue||£471.5 million (2012)|
|Operating income||£8.0 million (2012)|
|Net income||£11.0 million (2012)|
|Owners||Cascade Investment (3%)|
The Company was founded by Lord Harris of Peckham in 1988 when he opened the first store in Canning Town. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993 and in 1999 it bought selected Carpetland stores and Allied Carpets stores. It acquired its first operations in Continental Europe in 2002 and in 2005 acquired May's World of Carpets.
Also in 2008 the Company acquired some Sleepright UK stores.
The Company now has circa 703 stores. It has expanded into Belgium, the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland. Its products include a wide variety of beds, mattresses, carpets, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring and rugs.
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