This company says it was the first to provide private cloud computing services to the financial sector. It now offers infrastructure and technology consultancy to 250 customers, such as hedge funds and asset managers, in more than 20 countries. Options says its growth is underpinned by a global trend in outsourcing financial services technology, helping international sales hit £34.4m in 2017 under chief executive Nigel Kneafsey, 42. Last August, it secured $100m (£74m) from US private equity firm Bregal Sagemount.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank111
CompanyOptions
ActivityFinancial technology provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa45.36%
International sales £000s34,443
Total sales £000s50,402
Staff172
Founded1993
Websitewww.options-it.com

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