This foreign exchange firm was founded in London by Jonathan Quin, 42, and Nick Robinson, 43, in 2004 and has since processed more than £60bn. It has seven offices worldwide and is chaired by the new BBC chairman Sir David Clementi, 69. The company is backed by American private-equity firm FTV Capital, which bought a minority stake in 2013. A multilingual website helped to boost international sales to £55m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank11
CompanyWorld First
ActivityInternational payment provider
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa135.65%
International sales £000s*55,000
Total sales £000s*89,000
Staff590
Founded2004
Websitewww.worldfirst.com

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