Consumers can use this Cardiff company’s website to find the best deals for health insurance, income protection and life insurance policies. Its technology is also used by other comparison sites such as Confused.com, GoCompare and uSwitch. Serial entrepreneur Richard Theo, 53, made use of his PhD in computer networks to start ActiveQuote in 2009, putting in his own money before securing £1m from 16 business angels in 2014. Under his leadership, the company increased sales to £5.8m in 2015, helped by new products and partnerships.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank84
CompanyActiveQuote
ActivityPrice comparison website
LocationCardiff
Average 3 year sales growth48.60%
Latest sales £000s*5,850
Staff110
Founded2009
Websitewww.activequote.com

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