Founded in 1996 by Charles Nasser, 49, this company helps more than 6,500 businesses with cloud storage, networking, cyber-security and communications. Based in London, Claranet has 24 offices and 43 data centres worldwide. In the year to July, turnover grew 15% to reach £373m, driven by organic growth and acquisitions including last year’s purchase of the Italian cloud specialist Xpeppers, the Dutch IT firm Quinfox and the security specialist NotSoSecure Global Services, which has operations in the UK, America and India.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank45
CompanyClaranet
ActivityIT services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*373.0
Operating profit £m*10.8
Main shareholdersNasser family (>50%), other shareholders (<50%)
Staff2,200
Founded1996
Websitewww.claranet.com

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