2007 Tech Track 100 league table - UK

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Rank Company
Activity
3-yr av sales growth
% pa
06/07
sales
(£m)
04/05
sales
(£m)
  Comment
1 Holiday Rooms Direct
Online hotel agency
513.98 ‡6.9 *0.2    Claims to save customers up to 70% on standard hotel rates
2 Codian
Video conferencing
489.49 7.2 0.2    Says its video-conferencing products are used by Whitehall departments
3 The Best Of
Community website franchisor
486.31 4.0 *0.1    Founding couple remortgaged their house to provide £200,000 seed funding
4 AMV Holding
Mobile content provider
467.00 ‡*4.0 *0.1    Operates mobile dating brands Freedate and Speeddate
5 LOVEFILM.com
Online DVD rental provider
367.92 *27.6 1.3    Says it handles more than 2.5m DVD rentals each month
6 Pitch Entertainment
Mobile services provider
326.42 7.9 0.4    Founder of ringtone company previously studied at Royal College of Music
7 Stirk Lamont & Associates
ICT consultancy
317.64 4.0 *0.2    Delivers IT and communications projects across five continents
8 NEG Telecom
Telecoms services provider
265.73 4.7 0.4    Claims it processed more than 35m calls last year
9 buy.at
Online marketer
254.10 13.0 1.0    Operates 6,000 online shops for schools and charities
10 Timico
Converged communications provider
253.99 6.6 *0.5    Provides internet-telephony services to the diocese of Westminster
11 Tideway Systems
Software developer
250.36 ‡*4.9 0.4    Only two years after launching there, America accounts for 50% of sales
12 Rocela
Oracle consultancy
240.52 20.6 1.8    Claims its client list represents many of the largest Oracle users in Britain
13 ApaTech
Bone graft manufacturer
237.52 ‡3.1 0.3    Recently raised £2m for a new, state-of-the-art factory opened by Lord Sainsbury
14 Adventi
IT services provider
216.10 14.7 1.5    Unique status as both a Microsoft Gold Partner and Apple Premium Reseller
15 Coast Digital
Online marketer
199.46 4.2 0.5    Created system so WeightWatchers.co.uk users can calculate body mass index
16 Forward Internet Group
Media developer and investor
197.01 ‡10.1 *1.1    Says it routed over 78m users to its clients’ websites last year
17 Tomorrow Communications
IT network provider
190.24 3.1 0.4    Set up with £100k from the sale of founders’ previous firm
18 The Hut Group
Online retailer
187.47 ‡5.7 0.7    Built and runs Asda-entertainment.co.uk for the retail giant
19 Arrk
Software developer
184.94 6.2 0.8    Its software will help emergency services respond more quickly
20 King.com
Gaming website operator
184.18 13.0 1.6    Says it hosts over 40m online games a month
21 Powerlase
Laser designer and manufacturer
182.71 ‡9.2 1.2    Founded by three academics as a spin-out from London’s Imperial College
22 Vtesse Networks
Network services provider
170.62 17.3 2.4    Claims its optical networks guarantee 99.99% availability and are hacker-proof
23 Redtray
E-learning software developer
164.42 ‡5.3 0.8    Jon Moulton of Alchemy Partners was an early stage investor with £600,000
24 InforSense
Data analysis software developer
147.32 3.4 0.6    Spun out from Imperial College's computing department in 1999
25 Adapt
Managed services provider
140.10 7.9 1.4    Acquired Centric Telecom from Alchemy Partners for £6.3m in July
26 O-Bit Telecom
Telecoms services provider
133.96 7.7 1.4    Claims its phone cards are used by 2,000 corporate clients, including HSBC
27 Chess
Telecoms services provider
128.64 17.7 3.4    Refocused from selling gas and electricity to offering telecoms services
28 Gamesys
Gaming website operator
128.19 17.3 3.3    Launched online games based on Deal or No Deal and Price is Right
29 XLN Business Services
Business services provider
124.19 20.2 4.0    Specialises in providing telecoms services to businesses with fewer than five staff
30 Bluefish Communications
IT consultancy
115.34 ‡4.1 *0.9    Provides IT consultancy services to FTSE 100 companies and the government
31 Exasoft
Financial software developer
107.11 7.1 1.7    Plans to launch its mortgage software in mainland Europe and America next year
32 Neoss
Dental implants developer
106.25 4.2 1.0    Has received more than £15m in investment since product launch four years ago
33 OB10
E-invoicing system provider
106.04 3.4 0.8    Says it saved 900 trees last year with its paper-free invoicing system
34 Betgenius
Betting data services provider
105.85 3.6 0.8    Says its database contains more than 500,000 live betting odds at any time
35 Digital Window
Online marketer
102.23 9.8 2.4    Founder was inspired to set up the company with software bought for £200
36 Picsel Technologies
Mobile software developer
101.73 24.8 6.1    Says the 125 millionth handset using its software was shipped this year
37 Retail Eyes
Customer service research agency
101.23 ‡3.1 0.8    Its mystery shoppers visit 10,000 pubs, hotels and leisure sites monthly
38 IPI
Network services provider
100.17 4.0 *1.0    Has installed IT networks for more than 100 customers, including BMW
39 Apertio
Mobile telecoms software developer
99.86 13.7 3.4    Supplies the mobile industry in Pakistan, which gains 1m users a month
40 Distribution Technology
Software developer
99.35 ‡3.5 0.9    Claims 14,000 financial advisors in Britain use its software
41 UK Digital Cameras
Online retailer
99.31 4.7 *1.2    Set up by a father and son with a shared love of photography
42 Thunderhead.com
Communications software developer
98.45 7.4 1.9    Founded by a former gamekeeper with the proceeds of a previous start-up
43 Ghekko
Telecoms reseller
93.61 ‡10.9 2.9    Founder set up the company with a £1,500 loan from the Prince’s Trust
44 WorldStores
Online retailer
92.59 ‡6.0 1.6    Claims to attract 5m visitors to its 10 websites each year
45 Bluefin Solutions
IT consultancy
88.13 ‡7.4 2.1    Says it supplies SAP consultancy services to over 25% of the FTSE 100
46 Xantus
IT consultancy
86.00 ‡7.9 2.3    Helped the Department for Work and Pensions negotiate an £870m contract
47 Transition Consulting
Software testing consultancy
85.33 3.2 0.9    Sponsors computer science scholars at Bristol and Exeter universities
48 Equi Media
Media agency
84.82 14.4 4.2    Says it delivers three billion visitor clicks to its clients' websites each year
49 Cashcade
Online gaming marketer
84.49 7.6 2.2    Glamour girl Jordan is the celebrity face of its website, FoxyBingo.com
50 MINX
Cisco products integrator
84.17 11.1 3.3    Husband and wife founded firm five years ago with only £100
51 Pasporte
ICT services provider
83.86 9.7 2.9    Says it helped Orient Express Hotels cut IT and communications costs by 20%
52 Ip.Access
Mobile technology provider
82.22 12.9 3.9    Has raised more than £13m from investors including Scottish Equity Partners
53 Switchfire
Mobile technology developer
80.09 3.8 1.2    Developed mobile-phone dating services for newspaper group Trinity Mirror
54 Thomsons Online Benefits
Employee benefits software developer
79.40 ‡5.9 1.8    Its online employee benefits system is available in eight languages
55 Cityspace
Urban digital networks provider
79.11 4.0 1.3    Is building the wi-fi network at St Pancras International train station
56 TSG
IT services provider
76.66 ‡33.9 *10.9    Co-founder set up the company with £25m of his own funds
57 Reading Room
Digital communications agency
76.44 7.2 *2.3    Designed the Prince of Wales’s official website last year
58 You at Work
Employee benefits agency
76.11 ‡3.2 1.0    Its software allows employees to trade days of holiday for cash
59 NET-A-PORTER.com
Online fashion retailer
76.05 *36.5 11.8    Designer Roland Mouret launched his new collection on its website
60 Psytechnics
Communications software developer
75.14 4.6 1.5    Spun out from a BT research facility in 2000
61 G3
Telecoms services provider
73.05 3.5 1.2    Designed the call reservation system for holiday firm Center Parcs
62 NGSSoftware
Security software & consultancy
72.03 4.5 1.5    Helped protect Red Nose Day donations from internet hackers
63 Masternaut Three X
Vehicle tracking software developer
71.61 8.6 2.9    Its fleet management software helps keep track of British Airways cargo
64 Cheapflights Media
Price comparison website
70.52 12.3 4.2    Claims to generate £1 billion in sales for its flight advertisers
65 Euro Communications Distribution
Telecoms reseller
69.44 3.0 1.0    Helps mobile-phone operators dispose of obsolete handsets
66 Venda
E-commerce software developer
69.08 ‡5.8 2.0    Its technology powers online shops for De Beers, Superdrug and Arsenal
67 MeetingZone
Conference call services provider
67.00 4.0 1.4    Hosts conference calls for an average of five people
68 SSL
Electronics and software developer
65.67 4.7 1.7    Has a four-year contract to supply CCTV systems to the Highways Agency
69 Espresso Education
Educational content provider
65.12 7.5 2.8    Recently acquired the education website Channel 4 Learning
70 1E
IT provider
65.10 9.5 3.5    Named after a Microsoft systems error
71 Satamatics
Satellite services provider
64.83 8.2 3.0    Provided tracking technology for competitors in Running the Sahara 2007
72 Jobpartners
HR software developer
64.36 7.0 2.6    Claims Superdrug has cut recruitment costs by almost 85% using its software
73 i-level
Digital communications agency
64.27 54.1 20.0    Helps the likes of Orange and William Hill promote their brands online
74 Adeptra
Managed services provider
64.21 ‡7.0 2.6    Claims to make more than 15m automated calls per month on behalf of clients
75 Alpha Data Parallel Systems
Electronic systems designer
63.66 ‡7.4 2.8    Provided the technology to scan the wreck of the warship HMS Royal Oak
76 Nucleus
Web designer
63.40 ‡6.3 2.4    Company will launch its sQuid e-money card in Bolton this year
77 TMTI
Technical support provider
63.16 5.1 1.9    Launched a helpline for consumers who can't work electronic gadgets
78 Exponential-e
Network services provider
63.14 6.8 2.6    Installed a transatlantic ethernet link for investment group Investcorp
79 Bell Microsystems
IT services provider
62.78 17.6 6.6    Designed an IT system for Transport for London and the Olympic bid
80 Technetix
Telecoms equipment maker
62.37 38.1 14.5    Provides broadband network solutions
81 Wavex Technology
IT managed services provider
61.56 3.9 1.5    Says it was the first company to write the fix for the 'I Love You' virus
82 RedEye
E-marketing services provider
61.08 ‡4.4 1.7    Claims to send 50m targeted e-mails per month on behalf of clients
83 WDSGlobal
Wireless services support provider
60.02 35.1 13.7    Says it configured nearly 90m mobile phones last year
84 Ocado
Online grocery retailer
58.80 *213.6 84.7    Says it has raised £300m, more funds than any European internet start-up
85 Z-Tech
Control systems developer
58.58 3.3 1.3    Founder raised start-up capital by selling his motorbike
86 Box Telematics
Wireless technology developer
58.13 6.4 2.6    Owner founded her first company with a £60,000 loan and her car as collateral
87 Office Canopy Group
Procurement software developer
57.73 10.3 4.1    Claims to reduce spend on commodity supplies by more than 50%
88 Centiq
IT services provider
56.57 18.1 7.4    Provides the IT system that powers one of Europe's largest payrolls
89 s2s
IT services provider
56.00 5.3 2.2    Has just signed a £300,000 managed services deal with retailer Julian Graves
90 GigaSat
Satellite systems manufacturer
55.93 10.8 4.4    Its mobile satellite systems brought news from New Orleans after the hurricane
91 iMeta
Business software developer
55.69 3.5 1.5    Designed a secure online banking system for Clydesdale Bank
92 London Theatre Direct
Online ticket retailer
54.89 4.6 1.9    Sells West End theatre tickets to customers in Britain and mainland Europe
93 Eqos
Retail software developer
54.63 6.0 2.5    Claims more than £19 billion of retail stock is sourced through its software
94 ICS Solutions
Microsoft technology consultancy
53.75 6.7 2.8    Developed a web portal for Zurich Insurance to manage its 2,500 IFAs
95 Unicom
Telecoms services provider
53.27 31.0 13.2    Claims it is acquiring up to 600 new business customers every week
96 Open Logic
Portal software developer
53.11 ‡6.8 2.9    Only British finalist for this year's IBM Beacon Award for Technical Excellence
97 Lagan
Government software developer
52.68 10.0 4.3    Claims Transport for London saved £8m by implementing its software
98 Nexus Oncology
Clinical researcher
51.82 ‡3.6 1.6    Set up with a £10,000 redundancy payout
99 Edenbrook
Systems integrator
51.64 22.7 9.9    Founders met while working at Oracle in the 1990s
100 Euroffice
Office products retailer
51.57 ‡18.0 7.9    Says it plans to increase its range from 25,000 to 250,000 office products
* annualised figure
‡ draft accounts