1st Credit collects and manages debts that it buys from financial institutions such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Northern Rock and Abbey. The firm claims to have more than 3m customers with outstanding debts totalling £3 billion. The Surrey company is led by managing director Mike Cleary and is forecasting a 20% increase in profits to more than £37m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2008
Company1st Credit
ActivityDebt collection agency
LocationSurrey
Profits £00029,859
Sales £00076,837
Staff222
Founded2001
Websitewww.1stcreditltd.com