A spike in B&M Bargain’s profits has allowed chief executive Simon Aurora to double is pay package thanks to a generous bonus.
According to The Telegraph, Aurora, who built the discount retail chain with his brothers Bobby and Robin, was paid a £678,692 bonus after the company reached 80 per cent of his target award.
In total, Aurora will be paid £1.4 million compared to £601,638 last year.
In addition, earlier this month the Aurora family sold nearly £230 million worth of shares after reducing their stake in the retailer from 21 to 15 per cent. The brothers are now thought to be worth around £2 billion.
B&M profits skyrocketed by £182.9 million in the year to March 25, while sales went up by 3.1 per cent to £2.4 billion in the midst of its continuing rapid expansion programme.
B&M also hopes to open 950 stores in the UK, up from the 850 it had planned. It currently has 527 stores.