Founded in 2006, this Brighton company keeps clients, such as British Airways, Sony Music and Dell, up to date with what’s being said about their brands on social media, helping them understand key audiences. It uses its proprietary word-recognition software to monitor the internet, storing over 200m pieces of data daily. Founded by chief executive Giles Palmer, 46, the firm raised £14m in a deal led by Highland Capital Partners Europe in May 2014 and made £15.2m in sales last year. It also acquired analytics firm PeerIndex in December 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank35
CompanyBrandwatch
ActivitySocial media monitoring technology
LocationBrighton
Average 3 year sales growth79.64%
Latest sales £000s*15,246
Staff360
Founded2006
Websitewww.brandwatch.com

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