Patrick Collins, 51, who sold his previous agency, Universal CIT, for £12.8m in 2008, led the formation of Touch in 2012. It runs corporate events and specialises in using hi-tech digital content to encourage audience interaction. Clients include pharma giants, such as Merck and Allergan, as well as financial, retail and automotive firms. It established a US team in 2013, opened an office in Indianapolis in 2014 and plans a second US outpost later this year. Overseas sales at the Surrey firm were an annualised £8.9m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank31
CompanyTouch Associates
ActivityEvent communications agency
LocationSurrey
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa79.43%
International sales £000s†8,918
Total sales £000s†14,861
Staff43
Founded2012
Websitewww.touchassociates.com

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