This expansion-minded London company was set up in 1990 by Alex Sandberg to provide public-relations services to the financial sector. Embarking on an aggressive growth strategy in 2006, the company went on the acquisition trail and now has 13 offices in cities from Munich and Mumbai to Johannesburg and employs 146 people. As well as financial PR, the business provides advice on corporate branding, employee engagement, government policy and market research. Under Sandberg and chief executive Richard Nichols, College Hill’s overseas sales have grown 60% a year, from £1.2m in 2006 to £3.1m in 2008.
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