GSK, Pfizer and Bayer are among the companies that work with Kinapse, which provides operational and advisory services to the life sciences sector. Founded in 2005 by Andy Black, 50, it has nine offices worldwide and overseas sales reached £20.6m in 2016. Last year, private-equity firm HgCapital acquired a majority stake, and in May, former Capita director, Dawn Marriott-Sims, 45, became executive chairman.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank174
CompanyKinapse
ActivityPharmaceutical regulations consultancy
LocationSouthwest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa22.32%
International sales £000s20,583
Total sales £000s26,926
Staff494
Founded2005
Websitewww.kinapse.com

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