Chief executive David Walsh, 52, founded this specialist underwriting firm in 1997 using funding from his former employer – and International Track 200 alumnus – Hyperion Insurance. CFC provides insurance to more than 100,000 businesses in over 80 countries. To help small businesses in the UK, US and Canada during the pandemic, it offered free access to its cybercrime helpline – one of the areas it specialises in. Backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, international sales hit £54.8 million in 2019. After research closed, it reported international sales of £68.4 million in 2020.
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