Former RAF pilot, Adam Twidell, 45, and his wife, Carol Cork, 44, 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 7,000 privately owned jets. Last year the company opened an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to serve its growing American clientele. Increased uptake by leisure and business customers, including celebrity jetsetters and high-flying executives, helped sales — the total value of bookings — reach £22.3m this year.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank87
CompanyPrivateFly
ActivityOnline private jet hire
LocationSt Albans
Average 3 year sales growth48.38%
Latest sales £000s*22,259
Staff31
Founded2008
Websitewww.privatefly.com

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