This London firm’s software allows clients to collaborate, communicate and share information securely via the cloud. It has an R&D operation in India and sells to governments, banks and law firms through offices in the US, Europe and Australia. It was started in 2001 by Ajay Patel, 44, and Veenay Shah, 44, and last year Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and One Peak Partners invested $50m (£40m) to help further international expansion. Exports hit £4.1m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank19
CompanyHighQ
ActivityCloud collaboration software developer
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa101.79%
International sales £000s*4,080
Total sales £000s*10,583
Staff190
Founded2001
Websitewww.highq.com

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