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Seamus Grealish and Joe Samuels founded their facilities management company in 1997 with £600,000 raised by remortgaging their houses and with additional funding from the Enterprise Investment Scheme and business angels. The company beat competition for its first client, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, by being the only one to tender in Japanese. Now the Surrey company has contracts with more than 80 clients including Lloyd’s of London and Barclays. Sales have grown 166% a year from £1.1m in 1998 to £20.6m in 2001, when the company had 220 employees.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank6
CompanyCoflex
ActivityFacilities manager
LocationSurrey
Annual sales rise over 3 years166.38%
Latest sales £000s20,569
Staff220
Founded1997
Websitewww.coflex.co.uk

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