Elaine Fairfax, 62, founded this pet insurance company in 1998 with her husband Chris, 59, with the aim of raising money to fund animal welfare. The Wiltshire firm has since donated in excess of £3m to more than 300 charities. It has sold over 600,000 policies to date and profits rose to £7.6m in 2015, on margins of 43%, among the highest on the league table.

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Company details
CompanyAnimal Friends Pet Insurance
ActivityPet insurance provider
Annual profit growth86.85%
Latest profits £000s7,582
Latest sales £000s17,773

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