This Cheshire firm’s software helps global companies including financial institutions, defence and technology companies protect themselves from cyber threats. The company was founded in 2008 by Mark Austin, 46, and Paul Kenyon, 43. Sales reached £14.7m this year, boosted by the opening of new offices in Frankfurt and Melbourne, with a push on recruiting sales partner companies — including Swedish firm Inuit last year — driving expansion further into Europe.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank77
CompanyAvecto
ActivityIT security software developer
LocationCheshire
Average 3 year sales growth52.63%
Latest sales £000s*14,675
Staff119
Founded2008
Websitewww.avecto.com

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