Glasgow-based Clyde Space designs and makes miniature satellites, including its CubeSat range of nanosatellites. Its customers range from Nasa and the European Space Agency to Outernet, an American broadcast data company that plans to provide free internet globally through hundreds of nanosatellites. Chief executive Craig Clark, 45, started the firm in 2005, and it is chaired by Will Whitehorn, 57, who helped to conceive Virgin Galactic. Sales grew to £5.3m last year. It completed a large order for a Mexican client in February and is planning to secure more business from Latin American customers.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank57
CompanyClyde Space
ActivitySatellite manufacturer
LocationGlasgow
Average 3 year sales growth71.95%
Latest sales £000s*5,257
Staff75
Founded2005
Websitewww.clyde.space

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