This York-based firm’s software helps businesses make complex decisions and streamline operations — the Ministry of Defence, for example, saved £70m in HR and finance administration costs using Mood’s software. Chairman Bernard Edwards, 63, and chief strategy officer Dick Whittington, 58, founded the company in 1996 and saw international sales grow to £2.6m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank9
CompanyMood International
ActivityManagement software developer
LocationYork
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa159.73
International sales £000s2,606
Total sales £000s8,662
Staff83
Founded1996
Websitewww.moodinternational.com

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