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The London-based corporate bartering specialist Astus buys up overstocked or depreciated products, paying for them in trade credits. These credits can typically be used by the client as part-payment for advertising and media space that Astus sources from third parties. The company’s revenue comes from selling the bartered products, plus it makes a margin on the advertising. Co-founders Frances Dickens and Paul Jackson have presided over sales growth of 66% a year from an annualised £4.9m in 2004 to £22.3m in 2007.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank82
CompanyAstus UK
ActivityCorporate bartering specialist
LocationCentral London
Annual sales rise over 3 years65.67%
Latest sales £000s22,284
Staff10
Founded2003
Websitewww.astusuk.co.uk

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