An Oscar for co-founder Sara Bennett, 43, for creating visual effects used in the film Ex Machina — including a brain for robot protagonist Ava, pictured left — is among the many gongs this company has collected since starting just four years ago. It also won an Emmy for sequences in a special episode of the BBC’s Sherlock and three Baftas for work on television shows including Doctor Who. Led by co-founder and chief executive Will Cohen, 46, the company attracted new business after its award wins, helping sales grow to £10.3m this year. In June it raised £2m from growth-capital firm BGF, to help it expand its studios, invest in equipment and hire new staff.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank73
CompanyMilk Visual Effects
ActivityVisual effects developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth57.94%
Latest sales £000s*10,273
Staff109
Founded2013
Websitewww.milk-vfx.com

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