Each month, 50m people use this firm’s website and apps to book airline tickets, hotels and hire cars. Under co-founder and chief executive Gareth Williams, 47, the Edinburgh company has opened offices in Europe, the US and Asia, and its services are available in more than 30 languages. International sales reached £87.2m in 2015, and in January this year Skyscanner raised £128m from investors including Artemis and Yahoo! Japan, valuing the business at more than £1bn.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank82
CompanySkyscanner
ActivityTravel search engine
LocationEdinburgh
2-yr av intl sales growth pa42.87%
International sales £000s87,169
Total sales £000s119,715
Staff674
Founded2003
Websitewww.skyscanner.net

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