Managing director Elaine Fairfax, 61, founded this pet insurance company in 1998 with her husband Chris, 58, with the aim of raising money to fund animal welfare. The Wiltshire firm has since donated £2.5m to 300 charities. It has sold over 500,000 policies to date and an advertising and social media campaign helped profits more than double to £5.2m in 2014, on margins of 36%, among the highest on the league table.

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Company details
CompanyAnimal Friends Pet Insurance
ActivityPet insurance provider
Annual profit growth61.50%
Latest profits £000s5,188
Latest sales £000s14,531

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