Robert Dyas sales leap

Profits have more than quadrupled at homeware and gardening High Street retailer Robert Dyas following its acquisition by entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Operating profits leaped from £1.1m to £4.9m in the year to March 30.

Paphitis, who also owns stationery retailer Ryman, bought Robert Dyas in July last year.

Robert Dyas’s like-for-like sales climbed 11.2 per cent over the year and total sales rose eight per cent to £114.4m.


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