The devices created by this Swansea manufacturer use high intensity pulses of light to stop the growth of unwanted hair. iPulse opened its first overseas office in Japan last year, and now sells its SmoothSkin products in 12 other countries through retailers such as Shaver Shop. Backed by BGF chairman Sir Nigel Rudd, 71, and early Betfair investor Richard Koch, 68, it increased international sales to £30.9m in 2017. Giles Davies, 50, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank8
CompanyiPulse
ActivityHair removal technology
LocationSwansea
2-yr av intl sales growth pa167.13%
International sales £000s*30,914
Total sales £000s*32,843
Staff39
Founded2002
Websitewww.cyden.com

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