A former RAF pilot, Adam Twidell, 44, and his wife, Carol Cork, 43, raised £2m from 10 business angels to start this St Albans firm in 2008. Its website and app, built in house, enable customers to search for and book flights on approximately 7,000 privately owned jets. Increased uptake by leisure and business customers, including celebrity jet-setters and pop stars, helped sales — the total value of bookings — hit £10.2m in 2015. The company opened a Miami office in April to serve its growing American market.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank46
CompanyPrivateFly
ActivityOnline private jet hire
LocationSt Albans
Average 3 year sales growth78.49%
Latest sales £000s*10,236
Staff21
Founded2008
Websitewww.privatefly.com

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