This Birmingham firm, set up in 2000, provides marketplace software to businesses predominantly in the IT sector. Its Progora, PreSalesAdvisor and KnowledgeKube products help customers such as IBM and Lenovo digitise their pre-sales process and connect their supply chain to customers. Founders Peter Robbins, 54, and Christopher Griesbach, 55, also started Mercato’s sister company Probrand. Referrals from Probrand, plus growth in the US, Middle East and Singapore, lifted international sales to £2.9m in 2016, equivalent to almost half of total sales.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank2
CompanyMercato
ActivitySales software developer
LocationBirmingham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa197.09%
International sales £000s2,868
Total sales £000s5,947
Staff101
Founded2000
Websitewww.mercatosolutions.com

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