The former RAF pilot Adam Twidell and his wife Carol Cork, both 45, launched this St Albans firm in 2008. Its website and app enable customers to search for and book flights on 7,000 private jets. Increased uptake, including by celebrity jet-setters and high-flying executives, helped international sales — the total value of bookings — reach £15.3m in 2017. Last November the company acquired a US aviation firm as part of plans to expand in the country.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank36
CompanyPrivateFly
ActivityPrivate jet hire platform
LocationSt Albans
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa83.52%
International sales £000s*15,308
Total sales £000s*22,217
Staff31
Founded2008
Websitewww.privatefly.com

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