Sykes Cottages

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Sykes Cottages are the UK’s largest independent holiday cottage rental agency, representing over 6000 cottages in the UK and Ireland. All of our cottages are personally inspected and we have been recognised as ‘Excellent’ by Trip Advisor for the past four years. Winner of the British Travel Award for ‘Best Large UK Holiday Cottage Company’ in 2013 and 2014, ‘Best Use of Search Engine Marketing’ at the Travolution Awards in 2014 and recognised as one of the ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ by the London Stock Exchange in 2015. Want help with renting your holiday property? We are recruiting new properties all over the UK and Ireland and are happy to give free no obligation advice, whether you are experienced in renting your holiday home or are completely new to holiday letting.
TypePrivate
Founded1985
HQChester, GB
Websitesykescottages.co.uk
Employee Ratings3.8

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)318
Revenue (FY, 2018)£46.5 M(+35%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Sykes Cottages

Graham Donoghue

Graham Donoghue

Chief Executive Officer
Michael Graham

Michael Graham

Chief Finance Officer
Mike Rivis

Mike Rivis

Chief Technology Officer
James Shaw

James Shaw

Chief Marketing Officer
Bev Dumbleton

Bev Dumbleton

Chief Operating Officer
Peter de Vere

Peter de Vere

HR Director
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Sykes Cottages Office Locations

Sykes Cottages has an office in Chester
Chester, GB (HQ)
Queen's Rd
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Sykes Cottages Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

1985
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Sykes Cottages Revenue

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Sykes Cottages's revenue was reported to be £46.52 m in FY, 2018
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Revenue (FY, 2018)

46.5m

Gross profit (FY, 2018)

29.1m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2018), %

62.6%

Net income (FY, 2018)

6.5m

EBITDA (FY, 2018)

9.2m

EBIT (FY, 2018)

7.0m

Cash (30-Sept-2018)

7.1m
GBPFY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Revenue

362.3k613.3k1.1m9.7m13.5m17.4m22.0m27.3m34.7m46.5m

Revenue growth, %

30%26%

Cost of goods sold

44.3k101.9k70.1k3.4m4.8m6.7m8.6m10.3m13.0m17.4m

Gross profit

318.0k511.4k1.0m6.3m8.6m10.7m13.4m17.0m21.6m29.1m
GBPFY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Cash

156.4k304.2k559.4k877.6k1.0m1.5m1.3m1.5m2.3m3.8m5.6m3.4m3.4m7.7m5.2m7.1m

Accounts Receivable

5.3k1.3k5.3k5.7k17.3k23.5k143.7k178.9k64.5k74.8k78.7k141.0k1.9m3.2m1.7m8.6m

Current Assets

161.7k305.5k564.7k883.3k1.0m1.6m1.5m1.7m2.4m4.0m5.8m3.7m5.3m10.9m22.4m34.5m

PP&E

7.0k8.8k23.0k46.8k84.7k58.0k54.1k63.7k341.4k1.6m2.2m4.0m729.0k680.0k1.7m1.8m
GBPFY, 2003FY, 2004FY, 2005FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017FY, 2018

Net Income

72.4k98.3k133.9k1.8m2.9m2.3m3.5m4.7m5.0m6.5m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.8m3.1m4.6m5.6b

Dividends Paid

40.0k60.0k2.7m1.9m

Cash From Financing Activities

614.6m
GBPFY, 2003

Financial Leverage

5.8 x
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Sykes Cottages Cybersecurity Score

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77/100

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What is York Famous For?

We already know that York is famous for its Viking and Roman roots, but did you know that this picture-perfect city is filled with a plethora of interesting facts that sees tourist flock from all over to discover. From its excellent shopping experiences to its thirty world-class museums, there’s so …

Owner Q&A: How Sykes Markets Your Property

This Q&A sees Rachel Brennan from our Sales and Operations Team discuss what Sykes does to help market your property in the best way. Using a variety of in-depth methods across multiple marketing channels, this helps your property get seen by a wide range of potential customers across the world.…

8 Facts About St David’s Day You Didn’t Know…

We all know that the 1st of March is the Welsh national day – St David’s Day. We all know that the day is in honour of the patron saint of Wales, however there is a lot more that we ought to know about Dewi Sant (St David). So, in honour and celebration of St […] The post 8 Facts About St David’s Da…

Guide to UK Flower Shows

When it comes to gardening, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a budding beginner, this guide to UK flower shows will be a handy resource to help you plan which horticultural havens you want to visit in 2020. Garden and flower shows provide a wonderful way to gain inspiration for the cultivation of yo…

The Best of UK Poetry Festivals 2020

World Poetry Day is upon us, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to take a look at the best poetry festivals that are here in the UK. Every year on the 21st of March, World Poetry Day is the celebration of the most treasured forms of expression. We hope that […] The post The Best…

12 Unusual Attractions to visit in the UK

In honour of English Tourism Week, we have hand-picked our favourite unusual tourist attractions in the UK, which showcase this country’s fascinating history and heritage and are a fun way to spend a day out. We all know the classic English landmarks: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Win…
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Sykes Cottages Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sykes Cottages founded?

    Sykes Cottages was founded in 1985.

  • Who are Sykes Cottages key executives?

    Sykes Cottages's key executives are Graham Donoghue, Michael Graham and Mike Rivis.

  • How many employees does Sykes Cottages have?

    Sykes Cottages has 318 employees.

  • What is Sykes Cottages revenue?

    Latest Sykes Cottages annual revenue is £46.5 m.

  • What is Sykes Cottages revenue per employee?

    Latest Sykes Cottages revenue per employee is £146.3 k.

  • Who are Sykes Cottages competitors?

    Competitors of Sykes Cottages include NetJets, Campanda and Rentalcars.com.

  • Where is Sykes Cottages headquarters?

    Sykes Cottages headquarters is located at Queen's Rd, Chester.

  • Where are Sykes Cottages offices?

    Sykes Cottages has an office in Chester.

  • How many offices does Sykes Cottages have?

    Sykes Cottages has 1 office.