TOP 100: DFS gets ready to party in Rio

Doncaster-based sofa maker DFS '“ which is sponsoring Team GB at the Rio Olympics '“ has seen British manufacturing output increase by 50 per cent since the last games in 2012.

Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 1:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 1:46 pm
DFS sponsors Rio Olympics

In its most recent annual accounts, the company posted £706 million turnover and £10.7m pre-tax profit, making it the second most profitable company in the borough. That’s up from fifth last year when profits were much lower at £3.6m.

In the main Top 100 table, which orders by turnover, it is up from sixth to fourth.

The company employs 984 in Yorkshire, including at head office and a factory in Doncaster.

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It also has factory in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and more than 100 shops and 3,700 employees.

It is the largest sofa retailer and manufacturer in Britain.

The success is continuing. In its half-year results to the end of January, group gross sales were up seven per cent to £461.3m compared to £431.2m the half-year before.

DFS chairman Richard Baker said: “These record results confirm the success of our strategy and the quality of the DFS team at every level.”

Polypipe was top of the table with £16.9m profit, down from£24.6m last year.

Strata Homes increased profits slightly from £8.788m last year to £9.055m.

Doncaster – pre-tax profit

11 11 Polypipe Group PLC 16,900

4 6 DFS Furniture PLC 10,700

43 45 Strata Homes Limited 9,055

26 - Pegler Yorkshire Group 7,334

7 7 Ballyvesey Holdings Limited 3,284

90 88 Trackwork Group Limited 2,900

99 - Kaye Aluminium (Holdings) 2406

85 - Smith Bros.(Caerconan) 2,405

71 - Bawtry Investments Limited 2,200

92 82 MS International PLC 1,541

Total 58,725