Apical’s technology is used in more than 1bn mobile devices. Booming sales of smartphones lifted turnover – which is all international – to £16.6m last year and it disclosed profits of £8.7m, the highest on the league table. It is run by founder Michael Tusch, 46.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank79
CompanyApical
ActivityImaging technology developer
LocationCentral London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa41.56
International sales £000s16,615
Total sales £000s16,615
Staff64
Founded1999
Websitewww.apical.co.uk

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