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DRESS SENSE PAYS OFF

Monsoon founder Peter Simon’s passion for fashion has earned him a healthy dividend of £14m, according to documents filed at Companies House. Simon, 60, shared the dividend – the first for five years – with his family last year. Earlier this year Monsoon reported an eightfold increase in profits from £3.96m in 2008 to £32.96m in the year to last August. Monsoon plans to open 140 stores in the next year.