The Prolific North Top 100 Brands

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by Nick Jaspan

We are pleased to announce our latest information initiative – the Prolific North Top 100 Brands.

The information we have collated on the North's biggest spending brands makes fascinating reading and shines a welcome light on familiar household names and also on several surprising names, particularly the numerous privately-owned concerns running highly profitable businesses from the North.

This new compilation has been produced with the support of  Tangerine PR and The Juice Academy and we would like to acknowledge our thanks to MediaCom North, which pulled together key aspects of the research.

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The Prolific North Top 100 Brands initiative complements our growing range of annual information features including our Top 50 PR Agencies, Top 50 Integrated Agencies and the Top 50 Digital Agencies initiatives.

You can read more about the methodology behind the research here, as well as an analysis from a brand expert here.

 

The Prolific North Top 100 Brands 2014, in association with Tangerine PR and The Juice Academy

Brand Ownership Location No. of Employees Expenditure       £
Asda (Stores & Money) Walmart (USA) Leeds 143,125 98,911,417
Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc Bradford 132,000 81,502,360
Dfs Furniture Advent International Doncaster 3,500 75,635,531
Shop Direct Home Shopping Barclay Brothers Liverpool 300 50,322,670
Co-operative Group (retail, banking, funeral and pharma) Co-op Group Manchester 7,000 48,976,414
JD Williams N Brown plc Manchester 4,500 47,663,116
Halifax Building Society Lloyds Bank Plc Halifax 36,500 43,841,737
Kellogg's Kellogg's Company (USA) Manchester 700 43,482,170
Moneysupermarket plc Ewloe, Chester 500 26,617,944
Bensons Beds Steinhoff UK Retail Accrington 1,200 17,744,695
Webuyanycar.com CC Automotive Group Manchester 1,500 17,016,290
Scs Furniture Stores Share & Sons Sunderland 2,000 15,731,148
Arla Foods Arla Foods,Denmark Leeds 2,000 15,632,600
Beaconsfield Footwear Independent Skelmersdale 475 14,998,017
Cotton Traders Independent Altrincham 1,200 13,714,295
Damart Damartex group, French plc Bingley 500 12,788,510
Matalan Independent Skelmersdale 2,500 12,649,922
Iceland Frozen Foods Independent Deeside 600 12,635,241
Plumbs Independent Preston 300 11,062,204
Plusnet BT Group plc Sheffield 90 10,897,366
Sofaworks Independent Warrington  n/a 10,321,712
Phones 4u 4u group Newcastle-under-Lyme 5,000 10,315,571
McCain Foods McCain Foods Canada Scarborough 20,000 9,468,294
Chums Independent Liverpool 60 9,391,871
MBNA Europe Bank Bank of America Chester 4,500 9,181,559
Kingstown Assoc Independent Driffield 300 9,061,262
Injury Lawyers 4u Various law firms including JMW Manchester 50 8,838,078
National Holidays Shearings Group Wigan 375 8,788,436
Jet2.com Flights Dart Group plc Leeds 600 8,727,104
Shearings Independent Wigan 2,800 8,550,435
Wren Living EBUYER Barton-on-Humber 500 8,002,100
Dr. Oetker Dr. August Oetker KG, Germany Leeds 2,000 7,907,297
Safestyle (Uk) Style Group Bradford 250 7,441,024
Bet365 Independent Stoke 2,000 7,398,938
Warburtons Independent Bolton 6,000 7,254,443
Gladstone Brookes Independent Warrington 20 6,531,726
Sky Bet & Vegas British Sky Broadcasting Plc Leeds 23,000 6,466,409
Go Outdoors Independent Sheffield 1,050 5,638,826
Magnet Independent Darlington 3,000 5,511,525
Marks & Spencer Money M&S plc Chester 1,500 5,293,201
Laterooms TUI Travel plc Manchester 375 5,240,125
Help Link Uk Independent Leeds 175 5,174,386
Amplifon Independent Manchester 500 4,991,766
Haribo Dunhills HARIBO, Germany Pontefract 600 4,935,027
Done Bookmakers/BetFred Independent Warrington  n/a 4,662,755
First Direct HSBC Holdings Plc Leeds 2,500 4,470,834
Bettys & Taylors Of Harrogate Independent Harrogate 400 4,431,481
Great Rail Journeys ECI Partners York 250 4,317,153
Lakeland Independent Windermere 200 4,311,478
Nisa Todays Holdings Independent Scunthorpe 450 4,288,460
Victoria Plum Independent Hull  n/a 4,275,510
Sjm Concerts Independent Stockport 100 4,195,889
First4lawyers Independent Huddersfield 10 4,155,717
Youngs Bluecrest Seafood Findus Equity Co SA Grimsby 3,000 3,748,734
Yorkshire Building Society Independent Bradford 3,500 3,665,320
AB World Foods/Pataks Garfield Weston Foundation Leigh 700 3,538,132
Stepchange Debt Charity Independent Leeds  n/a 3,529,790
Vanquis Bank Provident Financial Group Bradford 600 3,492,991
Neville Johnson Key Capital Partners LLP Manchester 250 3,431,783
JD Sports plc Bury 5,500 3,417,533
Entertainment Magpie Independent Macclesfield 300 3,270,005
Adidas Adidas-Salomon AG, Germany Stockport 1,000 3,214,573
Adams Foods Irish Dairy Board Leek 400 3,073,449
Leger Travel Independent Rotherham 100 3,055,847
Swinton Insurance MMA Holdings UK Plc Manchester 5,500 2,999,482
Pure Collection Independent Harrogate 300 2,921,027
Joe BrownsClothing Independent Leeds 150 2,875,127
Mantis Mowers Independent Stockport  n/a 2,859,731
Barratt Developments plc Newcastle 6,000 2,616,179
Hampson Hughes Solicitors Independent Liverpool  n/a 2,525,992
Jacob's Bakery United Biscuits Liverpool 393 2,521,201
David Nieper Independent Alfreton 275 2,489,133
Treyn Hols Great Rail Group York 250 2,460,649
Country Collection WCF Ltd Cumbria 90 2,365,177
Halewood International Independent Liverpool 450 2,307,411
Park Group plc Liverpool 200 2,305,846
Express Gifts Findel plc Manchester 700 2,286,896
Saucy Fish Co Independent Grimsby 800 2,275,591
United Carpets & Beds plc Rotherham 250 2,200,725
Scenic Tours Melbourne, Australia Manchester 20 2,146,839
National Tyre Services Axle Group Holdings Stockport 2,500 2,091,639
David Ormerod Hearing Aids Sonova Holding & Boots Llandudno 350 2,062,847
Yorkshire Bank National Australia Group Leeds 8,000 2,058,061
Flamingo Land Independent Malton 180 2,053,808
Litecraft Group Independent Manchester 100 2,036,468
Betta Living Independent Oldham 500 1,977,692
Cottages4you Wyndham Vacation Rentals Earby, Lancs 600 1,970,763
PZ Cussons plc Manchester 250 1,955,840
Slimming World Independent Alfreton 280 1,892,317
New York Bakery Co Maple Leaf Bakery UK Rotherham 12 1,844,795
Pets At Home plc Handforth, Cheshire 5,000 1,843,983
Abel & Cole Phoenix Equity Partners Hull  n/a 1,804,363
Cellar Trends Independent Swadlincote 150 1,760,291
J Parker Dutch Bulbs Independent Manchester 150 1,745,283
Boohoo plc Manchester 200 1,733,496
Costcutter Bibby Line Group York 150 1,704,200
Stoneacre Motors Independent Doncaster 2,000 1,602,695
Acorn Mobility Independent Steeton, West Yorks 500 1,602,503
Boundary Mill Stores Libra Textiles Colne 1,000 1,519,418
Missguided Independent Manchester 200 1,493,899

Read more about the methodology behind the research here, as well as an analysis from a brand expert here.