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This firm acts as an intermediary between the borrowing public and banks such as Lloyds TSB and Barclays, brokering loans and mortgages. Founded in 1987 by the accountant Andrew Turner and his wife Sharon, the Norwich company has benefited from the housing boom and the subsequent surge in borrowing. Central Trust claims to have provided 50,000 new loans last year. Profits grew 75% a year from £3.9m in 2000 to £20.7m in 2003, when it achieved one of the highest margins on the league table.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank30
CompanyCentral Trust
ActivityLoan broker
LocationNorwich
Annual profit growth75.17%
Latest profits £000s20,700
Latest sales £000s50,423
Staff354
Founded1987
Websitewww.centraltrust.co.uk

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