Wednesday 23 August 2017

The Stafford Group established in 1891 is into everything from retail to oil and shipping. The Wexford family owns Life Style Sports as well as Campus Oil, Stafford Fuels and property. The group has sales of almost 330m and profits of 5.7m. Victor (72) owns most of the shares in parent company, Taghmon, but the group is now run by son Mark, who has ambitions to bring the Life Style Sports brand into Europe after the company rowed back from an ill-fated expansion into the Czech Republic in 2010. The retail chain, which has a flagship store on Grafton Street, has sales of over 100m a year.

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