This company’s platform is used by more than 1,500 small businesses and large corporations in the UK and Europe to take credit and debit card payments online. It also processes withdrawals — totalling £1.7bn in 2016 — from more than 35,000 cash machines across Europe. The Cambridge business was founded in 2003 and has partnerships with both Visa and Mastercard. CashFlows received backing from majority investor Pollen Street Capital in 2011, and in 2016 acquired the online payment provider iCheque for an undisclosed sum. Sales — chiefly comprising fees for the use of its platform — hit £37.3m last year. The company is led by chief executive and chairman Martin Belsham, 57.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank58
CompanyCashFlows
ActivityPayment services provider
LocationCambridge
Average 3 year sales growth71.91%
Latest sales £000s*37,312
Staff78
Founded2003
Websitewww.cashflows.com

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