Armed with a government small-firms loan of £70,000, Simon Powell and Dominic Twitchin founded Comtec in 1995. The South Wales company develops software for the travel industry, principally linking travel agents with tour operators online. Customers include Thomas Cook, Lunn Poly and Opodo. Comtec’s sales have grown 136% a year from £1m in 2000 to £5.7m in 2002.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank21
CompanyComtec
ActivityTravel software developer
LocationSouth Wales
Average 3 year sales growth135.74%
Latest sales £000s*5,683
Staff59
Founded1995
Websitewww.comtec-group.com

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