Founded in 2008 by siblings Sarah McCaldin, 47, Joanna Beattie, 45, and Miles Harley, 41, Hanson Wade runs more than 100 conferences and events every year. It says 5,000 people attended its events on three continents last year, in cities such as Boston, San Francisco and Berlin. Strong growth in the US and hiring new staff helped exports grow to £15.2m in 2017. It is expanding further into Asia this year, with conferences in Singapore and its first events in China.

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Company details
CompanyHanson Wade
ActivityConference provider
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa45.92%
International sales £000s*15,236
Total sales £000s*16,383

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