The devices created by this Swansea manufacturer use high-intensity pulses of light to target unwanted hair and stop growth at the root. The products scan the user’s skin tone before automatically setting the energy level required. The company began by making devices for professional salons, but now sells its SmoothSkin range direct to UK consumers from high street shops — including Boots and Argos — as well as in 30 other countries. Backed by BGF chairman Sir Nigel Rudd and early Betfair investor Richard Koch, the firm increased sales to £32.8m last year under chief executive Giles Davies, 50.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank54
CompanyiPulse
ActivityHair removal technology
LocationSwansea
Average 3 year sales growth77.12%
Latest sales £000s*32,874
Staff39
Founded2002
Websitewww.cyden.com

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